Andrew Briggs: A People’s Choice

Andrew Briggs‘ widely varied art work won him a People’s Choice award at the Toronto Artist Project earlier this month.  From schematic style architecture to celebrities, Briggs works on canvas and glass. He learned screen printing while working at a commercial printer’s.  (Above: Madonna, 48 x 48″ on […]

Deborah Samuel: Pared to the Bone

Photo artist Deborah Samuel’s lyrical images reflect the frailty of life.  Elegy, her upcoming exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum, features more than 30 haunting photos of afterlife bones and shells, created with clinical precision. (Above: Cobra II, 2011) -Barred Owl, 2012 Ten of the photographs are specimens […]

Janice Wu: Re-Imagining the Mediocre

Vancouver-based art student Janice Wu is capturing significant attention with her images of everyday items most of us wouldn’t look at twice. Wu – a student at Emily Carr University – says she explores “how seemingly worthless objects have potential for whimsy and how the ‘inanimate’, mundane can […]

Layering & Weaving: Paper Paintings

Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson’s love of collage started with a scrapbox of mementos from childhood, triggering the journey to the works she does today from torn bits of hand-painted papers.  (Above, Jazz Singer) -Fine Feathers My technique has evolved as a result of experimentation with hand-painted, hand-made and […]

Graham Gillmore: A Way With Words

Graham Gillmore uses caustic text as an art form within edgy and often controversial work, some of it on exhibit at the Monte Clark Gallery. (Above: Custody and Access Study (Results #2), Mixed media on ledger paper mounted on canvas) –Untitled (Cinderella, 2nd Version), Oil and enamel on […]

‘Uncle Wally’s Old Brown Shoe’

The latest whimsical watercolors from Wallace Edwards have the same quirky styling that has characterized his books since he won his first Governor General’s award for children’s illustration a decade ago. You can flip through that prize-winning work, called Alphabeasts, by going to this link and clicking the […]