Your instant reaction to the works of Australian artist Julia deVille may be that her be-jewelled taxidermy animals are deeply unsettling and macabre. Or, you may think her work is so freakishly beautiful it deserves the numerous contemporary art awards she receives.
Alberta artist Katie Barron aims to amuse in her first solo show, Odd and Unusual, with unique subjects such as toy horses suspended in bright blue Jello. On at Arts Place in Canmore through Sept. 15, her works at first appear to be photographs but actually are oil […]
From the Art Junkie Archives: Pyrography artist Scott Marr collects natural materials – sap, flowers, bark, leaves – from the Australian bush near his home to create these stunning images, burned onto paper or wood with specially designed tools.
Fatma al Remaihi is the illustrator and graphic artist behind the popular tumblr site Fatma Loves to Draw. These are just a few samples from the Sketchbooking section of her site.
Emerging artist Mel Gausden gives landscape painting a contemporary freshness with bold highlights and markers of Canadiana. The Toronto artist says the neon silhouettes and brightly hued accents in her works “take reference from pre-set Instagram camera filters, fashion and consumer trends.”
Jenn Thornhill Verma is a writer, artist and Newfoundlander descended from fishers, with a book about the disintegration of the Canadian cod fishery coming out this fall. She painted the cover illustration for Cod Collapse: The Rise and Fall of Newfoundland’s Saltwater Cowboys.