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Artist of the moment……..Crystal Liu

 

 

Crystal Liu is a Canadian born painter renown for her images of flowers and nature.  Crystal Liu was born in Toronto, Ontario in the year 1980.

Liu attended the Ontario College of Art and Design located in Toronto. Liu went on to earn a M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.cliuart.com/

Liu often works with watecolors and ink.

The artist also works with the medium of photographer. The first example in the picture gallery is an example of Liu’s photography style.

Liu has shown her work at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Crystal Liu’s art reminds of painter Robert Kushner. Both artist’s capture the wonderful organic lines of flowers and also incorporate a variety of mediums to give their paintings a wonderful variety of texture and movement of light across the painting surface. When I first saw Kushner’s work in person I was amazed at how the picture changed slightly as moved, this made it seem very life like.

Kushner often covers his work with resin and also uses glitter, which doesn’t show up well on a digital image. But in person as the viewer slightly moves different light is bounced on a variety of colors of glitter and the effect is a shimmering light.

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Artist of the moment………David Blackwood

 

David Blackwood is a Canadian artist renown his paintings and etchings of the Canadian landscape. David Blackwood was born in Wesleyville, Newfoundland, Canada in the year 1941. The artist calls himself a visual story teller.

Blackwood attended the Ontario College of Art and Design.

The artist began his own studio in the year 1956.

In this wonderful video we catch some behind the scenes action at the process of drawing and then creating a print:

Blackwood was made a member of the Order of Canada in 1993.

The artist was a lead professor at Trinity College School.

Price range information: Blackwood is a prolific printmaker and prices can start as low as $4,000. Original works in oils can reach the $100,000 t0 $150,000 range.

What a great printmaker! He reminds me of artist Richard Kipness. Both make wonderful prints of the landscape. The black and white images help to tell the story.

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