Category: Painting

Things We Found at the Lake

The scenes in Cath Hughes’ Things We Found at the Lake series appear to be traditional summer settings. Until you look more closely. Along with swimmers and bathers, her paintings contain hybrid characters, and figures from British folklore and European mythology.

Portraits: The U.K. Shortlist

Britain’s National Portrait Gallery has chosen these four works from 2,538 entries from 84 countries as the shortlist for the prestigious BP Portrait Award 2019.  See what you think. The painting depicts the photographer Sophie Mayanne and her dog Carla. Mayanne is known for Behind the Scars, a […]

Quick Hits: Vincent Giarrano

Time for an update and new work by Vincent Giarrano who, among other involvements, starts  an Artist Residency at The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens in June. A contemporary realist, Giarrano says he wants his paintings “to resonate as sincere moments of life.” See a previous piece […]

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 […]

Landscapes for Film

The sharp geometry and condensed colour in the paintings of Stewart Jones draw parallels to how a set designer or director would seek out scenes for a movie, searching for a place that commands the essence of a location.