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J Walters

I curate visual arts under The Art Junkie banner

Quick Hits – Tin Menagerie

This painting is a perfect example of why artist Kari Tirrell has such a strong reputation for realism. It’s called Tin Menagerie, done in acrylic on a 24 by 26 inch board. Looking for something less conventional than tabletops of fruit or bread, Tirrell stumbled on her hallmark of […]

La Wilson: Every Little Thing

La Wilson’s art draws the eye to the many ordinary, tiny objects we need to function but don’t really pay attention to: buttons, pencils, corks, belt buckles, batteries, car keys and clothespins, to name a few. Wilson assembles her constructions by trial and error, using objects that appeal […]

Quick Hits – The John Lennon Rolls

Time to appreciate this Rolls Royce Phantom V, delivered to John Lennon in 1965. The Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria has held the car, and sent it frequently on tour, since 1992.  It took the Beatles to Buckingham Palace to receive their MBEs in 1965, although it […]