Posts Tagged ‘ontario’

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.

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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……….Robert Hedrick

 

 

Robert Hedrick is one of the most influential and renown Canadian abstract artists. Robert Hedrick was born in Windsor, Ontario in the year 1930. The artist received his collegiate education at the H.B. Beal Technical College located in London, Ontario, Canada where he studied commercial art.

Robert Hedrick is the father of yesterday’s artist of the moment Julie Hedrick.

Hedrick works in many mediums including drawing, painting, and sculpture. As a painter the artist works mainly in oils. He has also created works in watercolor, gouache, ink, and collage.

The artist is currently based out of Toronto, Ontario.

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Hedrick has a master’s touch when it comes to creating innovative shapes.

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Artist of the moment…………..Jeremy Browne

 

 

Jeremy Browne is a wonderful painter of barns and the landscape. Browne was born in Brampton, Ontario and spent much of his childhood exploring the outdoors.

The artist’s family would often travel to the national parks to enjoy the weekend and whilst going there the drive was plain and barren with sometimes only one house might be all you see for miles. This gave the artist some ideas for composing his cozy farm scenes.

Browne works mainly in acrylics.

For seasonality the artist prefers to paint the fall and winter seasons. He finds it easier to convey mood and concentrate on the flow of light during the desolate times.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://jeremybrownestudios.com/

The artist has a great palette to paint his farm scenes. With earth tones and grey skies as his basis any splashes of color are more vibrant.

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Artist of the moment…….Robert Nelson Markle

 

 

Robert Nelson Markle was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in the year 1936. Markle started out working with the figure in a realist manner but he is renown for his images featuring the female form painted in an abstract manner.

Whilst attending the Ontario College of Art, Markle would meet his wife. His wife became his model.

Some of the artists works in the 1960s were seized by the government for being obscene.

The artist was also a jazz musician.

Markle was also an professional writer working as a free lancer for many magazine

Robert Markle passed away in 1990 in a car accident.

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The artist worked in many mediums including ink, tempura, acrylics, and charcoal. Robert Nelson Markle is also part of the collection of the National Gallery of Canada.

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