Category: Quick Hits

Quick Hits: Embroidery

A graduate from the Ontario College of Art and Design, Michelle Galletta started Kiriki Press after she wanted to make her niece an embroidered doll but couldn’t find a pattern anywhere. She’s a great example of how artists morph their talent into full-time businesses.

Quick Hits – Summer Reading

  Spanish graphic designer Miguel Ángel Camprubí gets it right with these illustrations for a Summer Reading feature. Editorial illustration can be a tough assignment, but this is such a stylish way to freshen up a tired topic. 

Quick Hits: July 4th Art

Happy Independence Day to those of you south of our border. Certain American art has come to represent the spirit of July 4th, some of it obvious (George Washington) and some of it just plain fun (Harold Finster).  Enjoy these selections. This painting features George Washington with the […]

Quick Hits: Picasso Still Lifes

For a deeper look into the detail of Pablo Picasso’s still lifes, consider Remai Modern’s collection of working proofs, part of their collection of Picasso linocuts.  Anatomy of a Still Life is on through April, 2020 at the Saskatoon gallery. One extraordinary example, Nature morte à la pastèque […]

Quick Hits: Janet Panabaker

Glass artist Janet Panabaker creates trompe-l’oeil mixed-media sculptural still lifes, like Party Plate, found in her Donut Misunderstand Me series. She’s one of more than 300 artists included in this year’s Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, coming up July 12-14.