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Tag: Paintings

Shop – The Colorful Paintings of Adele Steinberg

I have been painting for over 20 years. I have taken numerous workshops and learned from a myriad of excellent art teachers to whom I am most grateful.

I paint daily in my studio. I have an open mind and love to try new approaches. I have learned from many outstanding Toronto artists, and being a member of the Willowdale Group of Artists has influenced my love of art. I have participated in over 20 art shows including several solo shows with the North York Visual artists and have sold many paintings in both art shows and privately.

Painting is my passion, and I plan to continue the journey of discovery forever. I worked as an elementary teacher in Gifted Education for most of my career including teaching art which I found very rewarding.

 

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Shop- Self Thought Toronto Artist Jennie Belaiev

I am a Toronto based Canadian artist and I had a passion for creating ever since I could remember. I absolutely love experimenting with different tools, mediums, and subjects.⁠ ⁠ I am self-taught and a firm believer that although creating art is a skill, it is mostly the expression of your being. And that every one of my paintings represents me in some way or another.

 

 

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https://jenniebelaievart.com/

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Shop – Karlon Dezylva Makes Cinematic Art Pieces

I started my career as an artist in Ottawa back in 2010. Started off with graffiti and gradually moved into more traditional forms and mediums of art. Moved to Toronto in 2017 and have continued my work here, busking in the street during the summers, and don't ng commissioned work throughout the winter months.

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Shop – The Passionate Art of Anna Cyan

Anna Cyan is a passionate student of the human condition. Her paintings speak the language of realism. But it’s not an end in itself.

Anna depicts the naked human body in order to show the person within. She portrays people in states of emergency – or emergence.

Her true subject is what it’s like to be alive. Anna graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design University and studied at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art. She also studied independently with artists Alyssa Monks and Keita Morimoto.

Anna lives in Toronto, where she has participated in numerous group exhibitions. Her work hangs in private collections in Canada and the USA.

 

 

Portfolio site:

http://seecyan.com/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/cyan.channel

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/annacyanstudio/

Shop – The Acrylic Paintings of Suyin Wai

"Every artist was first an amateur" - Ralph Waldo Emerson Born in Montreal, Quebec but, now lives in Toronto.

She trained at George Brown College for Graphic Design but ended up slaving away in the cubicle jungle in the financial service industry until she finally escaped.

She began painting 2012 to balance out the cubicle culture that permeates our society. Suyin’s art is mostly abstract influenced by many artists from Egon Schiel to Impressionism and everything in between, including whimsical illustrations (Ralph Steadman is a favourite).

She started with acrylics on wood or canvas but later found that she prefers to use oil pastels and India ink on chalk paint painted either on paper or wood. She still sometimes uses acrylics but, often find mineral or chalk paint preferable.

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Shop – The Paintings of Blaine White

Artist's Statement - I have for many years been interested in and have studied the painting techniques of the old masters. I use this style as a starting point to explore compositions which are not straight imitations of older styles but incorporate contemporary elements as well.

I have used images of baroque statues and architecture and incorporated them into a modern setting.

I have rendered historical figures; some of the prime ministers of Canada, politicians, and other personalities as well as fashion figures.

EDUCATION

  • 1998-99 Graphic Design, Academy of Design, Toronto ON
  • 1987-90 Academic Painting, M. John Angel, Toronto ON
  • 1977-80 Bachelor of Arts, University of Guelph, Guelph ON

 

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Shop – Kristen Stephen Fine Artist

Kristen Stephen Fine Artist

Born in Amherst, New York, and moved to Canada when she was six years old. She spent her teenage years in Niagara-on-the-Lake where she developed her interest in the arts working in her mother’s gallery.

During her time at the gallery she met many Canadian artists and developed an appreciation for a diverse spectrum of techniques and artistic perspectives. ​ After pursuing an Arts and Culture degree at Brock University Kristen moved to Toronto where she attended Ontario College of Art and Design University, majoring in painting. ​

Kristen's artistic focus is abstract painting.

She believes in responding intuitively to the materials she works with to create work that represents what she finds beautiful. Kristen creates art intended to be a reprieve from the darkness and negativity in society, transporting viewers to a place of ease through colour planes of glitter and softness. ​ She lives in Cabbagetown with her two energetic children, and two playful dogs.

View Kristen Stephen's Website

https://www.kristenstephen.com

Also, visit her on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/kstephenart/

 

Walnut Studios & Gentrification in Toronto

Podcast – SofiL, Walnut Studios & Gentrification in Toronto

SofiL, Walnut Studios & Gentrification in Toronto

There are several topics that keep coming up in CUTO Podcasts. We often find ourselves talking about gentrification and the way it affects us.

Gentrification is one of those beasts looming over everyone in Toronto, our rent affected seemingly every day, pricing us out of the city.

How quickly the sand slips beneath our feet; Toronto’s business and architectural landscape is giving way to a culture of foreign investors and local developers commodifying the places we live and work and removing the places and spaces that make the city charming.

 

Towards the 40 minute mark,

SofiL discusses the importance of artist’s communities, studios where artists can create and congregate. She talks about Walnut studio, and how it provided a community for her until a fire took it away.

Escalating property values create more opportunity for investors, which means more condos, more Starbucks, and more Shoppers Drug Marts. Ironically, this pushes out the artists that make Toronto a city worth investing in.

Aside from gentrification, in this dope and upbeat interview (it's not all doom and gloom) we get to know more about SofiL and see her layered works of art, drawn from memory. We discuss the pros and cons of working from home, going to New York, traveling all 50 states, managing your mailing list and we talk about Patreon.

Enjoy

Podcast - SofiL, Walnut Studios & Gentrification in Toronto

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For more info about Hong Kong-born Canadian Visual Artist SofiL

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www.sofilart.com

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Shop – The Acrylic Paintings of Meighan West Explore Self & Feminism

The Acrylic Paintings of Meighan West Explore Self & Feminism

Who are you?

Meighan West. I am a woman trying to explore feminism and myself through the wonderful expression of painting.

 

What do you do?

Acrylic on canvas

 

Why did you get started?

I've painted since I was a little girl. It's how I express my curiosities.

 

Tell us about the 1st time you knew what you were doing was the way you wanted to approach your art.

I had a vision of my mural and when I finished that labor of love and pain I realized I needed to keep exploring feminism through this medium using the raw female form.

 

What are you working on right now?

A collection of varied female nudes, each pose expressing a different emotion. It's called "read my tits". So often women say read my lips because men are just looking at their bodies, with this I'm hoping people can understand what these women are saying just by looking at their bodies.

 

Describe your creative process.

I often get inspired by an image in my head that comes from whatever I'm experiencing either through my daily life, what I'm reading at the time or what I'm learning about.

 

Who is your art for? Why is it important?

My art is for feminists (male or female) who want to feel the expression of women

 

What is the hardest part about being an artist?

Finding your confidence. Every artist is different and can be considered "better", you have to believe that what you're producing is worth sharing.

 

If you could tell your younger self anything, what would it be and why?

You are an artist. It is worth something. As a child art was connected to my mother and I had a very strained relationship with her so I didn't see the value in being an artist. I hid from it for a long time to distance myself from her. I should have embraced my art and lived in it, through it, as I do now.

 

Why is art and creativity important for the community at large?

It brings beauty and self-expression to everyone. Even those who don't feel they can express themselves in artistic ways can feel connected and represented through other peoples art.

 

 

Have you had to deal with isolation, mental illness, and/or homelessness? What did you learn from your experience?

I have self-isolated. I grew up with a traumatized mother which made me feel like I couldn't connect with people because no one would understand me. I went through therapy and worked through a lot of my childhood issues which allowed me to let in the incredible people in my life and find ways to accept love and happiness. It's a long, maybe never-ending process but it's worth it be able to fully experience the beauty in your life.

Shop – The Sculptures & Paintings of Andrew Lindell

Shop - The Sculptures & Paintings of Andrew Lindell

 

Who are you? (Bio) 

I have been building and dreaming since birth. Influenced by great aunt and uncle who had a collection of Canadian abstract art collection from the 60’s and 70’s. Work as a scenic master carpenter in film. In early 20’s I lived in Arviat Nunavut for two years. I believe art can enrich and has healing properties. I have work in the U S and Canada. Manulife art collection.

 

What do you do? Clearly define your medium or what service(s) you provide.

Sculpture and paint

 

Why did you get started?

Therapy

 

Tell us about the 1st time you knew what you were doing was the way you wanted to approach your art.

Doris Mccarthy said if you want an interesting life become an artist.

 

What are you working on right now? (anything you have coming up!)

I’m working with caribou antlers, wood, and graphite. I am going to Nunavut to collaborate with artists there. Bring awareness to the awesome culture the Inuit have.

 

Describe your creative process?

I am trying new techniques every day. I am a master carpenter at age 59. So I use what is available to me from the scenic film world which I have been working in for the last 20 years. Lately, I have treated CNC castoffs from films such as It and Shazam with Charvin oils to produce abstract art.

 

Who is your art for? Why is it important?

I will be in the AGO and National gallery one day but my art is for everyone who loves color and form to enhance their life. My art brings awareness to our vital times and creates a contemplative dialogue.

 

 

What is the hardest part about being an artist?

Rejection. Try and try again

 

If you could tell your younger self anything, what would it be and why?

Stay in school

 

If you had to pitch a collaborative project to the community, what would it be?

An exchange program with Inuit and Aboriginal artists from Australia.

 

What is one thing you'd like to fix in the art community?

Stop wasting resources

 

Why is art and creativity important for the community at large?

It fosters a positive approach to life

 

 

Have you had to deal with isolation, mental illness, and/or homelessness? What did you learn from your experience?

I had an eating and anxiety disorder. I learned that life is a state of mind

 

What are your views on isolation, homelessness, and mental illness in the arts community?

Art is therapeutic

 

What are some steps artists can take to cope with isolation, homelessness, mental illness?

There are many resources to choose your path. Be courageous and ask for help

 

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