Tag: portraits

Steven Rhude – Folklore Portraits

These portraits by Steven Rhude were painted to honour a Maritime folklore poem by June N. Jarvis, of Canso, N.S., a close friend who inspired the artist to probe the world of the regional Atlantic Canadian narrative. Rhude’s oil works amplify the power and pathos of the tale, […]

Blurring Figurative Lines

These are powerful narrative works from Prince Edward County artist Anthony Buttazzoni, who is currently prepping for an exhibition in Toronto next month. (Above: Summer Nostalgia, 2022) “His most recent body of work blurs the lines of what traditional figurative art should be,” says The Artist Project, where […]

Lauren Crazybull: No Stereotypes

Lauren Crazybull, a 24-year-old Blackfoot and Dene artist, has become the Province of Alberta’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence, the first such position in Canada. Her personal artist mission is to accurately portray First Nations people, against their colonial stereotypes, as she does in her compelling portraits.

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 […]