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J Walters

I curate visual arts under The Art Junkie banner and I write from time to time on Colder by The Lake. I am an accredited facilitator for Amherst Writers & Artists, which runs not-for-profit writing workshops.

Bolduc – Phantasmagorical prints

Catherine Bolduc is a multi-faceted artist who sculpts, draws, paints and also creates memorable public art. Above: Les hauts et les bas de la déesse 1, a series from her residency at the Atelier de l’Ile in Val-David, a center dedicated to the art of printing. Various textiles […]

Danielle Lanteigne – Colourist

A self-described “colourist,” Danielle Lanteigne makes her lines vibrate. She is on exhibition later this month at Thompson Landry in Toronto. (Make sure you click to enlarge this image for a look at the technique.) Lanteigne transforms everyday objects into colorful compositions, reshaping the reality of the object, […]

Sketchbook Saturday – Surreal

No better place than a sketchbook to portray the mix of fact and fancy that creates the surreal. (Above: Pat Perry) Such a wide range of styles in this genre, but always imaginative. From Jared Muralt on Behance. From Miles Johnston Sketchbook, here. These creatures are from Vorja […]

Ole Aakjær – Powerful women

Ole Aakjær is a Copenhagen-based, internationally-renowned watercolor and ink artist best known for large-format, highly symbolic works that celebrate the power of women. He’s on exhibition at Galerie LeRoyer in Toronto. Aakjær explores the feminine persona through the combination of watercolor, tattoo art, symbols and letters, inspired by […]

Clifford George – Celebration

The studio paintings of renowned Newfoundland artist Clifford George come from onsite sketchbook drawings that map the layout of the land and the seascape of the places he visits. “The rockfaces form towers, seabirds and the ebb and flow of the tide are my symphony,” George says. “The […]

Looted Nazi Art Returned

A Toronto company that specializes in the recovery of valuable artworks looted from families in Europe during WWII is behind the return of a 19th Century painting to the heirs who rightfully own it. The Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge University in the U.K. (above) has agreed to return […]