Brushstrokes

Andy Woolridge

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Canadian artist from Victoria, B.C, Canada Andy Woolridge.

“I treat my canvas like a stage set, with simplified shapes and forms, deliberately placed to produce an artificial landscape.  I try to convey the feeling we have when watching the curtain rise in a darkened theatre auditorium, when, for that brief moment, we suspend disbelief and allow ourselves to be transported into an alternative reality.” Andy Woolridge http://www.andywooldridge.com

Tracy Proctor

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Calgary, Alberta artist Tracy Proctor.

“Tracy Proctor is a third generation Calgarian, artist, teacher and founder of Swirl Fine Art and Design Art Gallery. Although a self-taught artist, she has completed encaustic programs in New York, California, Santa Fe and Seattle. Her background in Interior Design has influenced her love for color and composition. Tracy teaches encaustic workshops throughout Western Canada. She is a certified R&F encaustic instructor and currently, the President of the Federation of Canadian Artists - Calgary Chapter.” Tracy Proctor

http://www.tracyproctor.com

Rachel Olynuk

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“A Canadian Artist, based in Northern Alberta Canada, I am an acrylic painter. My style has a bohemian flare, seen in my paintings and lifestyle.

With vibrant colors I paint faux stained glass using circle patterns and silhouette paintings on canvas and wood.I offer an open line of communication from my world to yours through my artworks with whimsical shapes and patterns mixed with silhouettes and figures.

I have received so much joy in creating these paintings and want to share them with you.” Rachel Olynuk https://www.herpaintedcanvas.com/page/about_rachel_olynuk

Patrick Ennis

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“With an extensive portfolio ranging from portraits to still life to cosmic and surrealism. Internationally known and published in a variety of magazines, he often works in partnership with other groups including Acidmath apparel clothing line, and is awell known artist on the electronic music scene (astral Harvest music festival, Odyssey gathering and more) as well as having underground roots in punk rock doing portraits for world famous bands like Dayglo abortion and others. “

“A full time artist his commitment to his passion is second to non. “ Patrick Ennis bio https://www.patrickennisart.com

Troy Babineau

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Okotoks, Alberta artist Troy Baineau a house painter turned oil painter on canvas.

"With over twenty years experience under my belt as a house painter and amateur photographer, a few years ago I unexpectedly watched a documentary on artist/photographer, Gerhard Richter – he was creating large, abstract paintings using long, flat squeegee tools, and applying oil paints onto his canvases.  They were awesome and I was immediately inspired.  I said to myself,  “I can’t draw a stick-man for the life of me, but I bet I can do that.”  And so, after many years of painting the walls of houses, I retired my roller, purchased a power saw, clamps, wood, rolls of canvas, and got to work on making my own frames." Troy Babineau  http://troybabineau.wixsite.com/artist

Mandy Budan

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Artist Mandy Budan from Pickering, Ontario, Canada. Mandy brings her abstract landscapes to life with vibrant colours and mixture of patterns.

"I am a Canadian artist who works primarily in acrylic. Inspired by nature, I use strong colour, discrete shapes and rhythmic patterns to create paintings which can be enjoyed for both their abstract and realistic qualities" Mandy Budan

http://budanart.com

Susan Hiscox

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Calgary based artist Susan Hiscox.

"I am always trying to learn and grow as an artist and continue to take art workshops whenever and wherever I can!I love to paint pictures of the areas that I visit or live in and things that I see along the way. I have also been commissioned many times to paint people’s beloved pets."
 "My objective is to create fun, affordable works of art that have meaning for and ‘speak to’ the collector!" Susan Hiscox   http://www.suziehiscox.com

Deb Weiers

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Red Deer, Alberta based mixed media artist Deb Weiers. Faces reveal a lot.

“I love how an expression can be portrayed in a drawn face and how it is the viewer who gets to interpret what that expression is.  I find faces endlessly intriguing and interesting.  I don’t think I could ever get bored with faces as subject matter.”  Deb Weiers

"My name is Deb Weiers and I live on a farm in rural Alberta, Canada, with my wonderful (and tolerant) husband, 3 dogs, 4 cats, and 9 horses.  I am surrounded by nature and it is a very big part of my life.  I do art on a daily basis, it is my passion.  I started drawing faces about a year and a half ago and I am totally hooked!"Deb Weiers

https://www.facebook.com/robert.lawrence.73594

Virgini Senden

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Okotoks, Alberta artist Virgini Senden.

"I am an artist who enjoys working in acrylics and oils, and am inspired by the natural environment as well as people. I mostly choose to paint landscapes, trees, florals and animals."

"Intrigued by what goes on in an animal I often choose to present them as portraits. Alberta is blessed with a multitude of gorgeous critters and breathtaking landscapes which I love to explore in every season of the year. I cannot go outside without being intrigued by the beauty surrounding us and showing itself in so many different ways. The way the light hits and creates a special atmosphere not only in large areas but also in tiny little niches captivates me. I am mesmerized by it." Virgini Senden

https://www.virgini-art.com