Keith Andrew

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“Keith Andrews is a visual artist living in Calgary, Alberta. His inspiration is the majestic scenery of the Canadian Rockies, teeming with wildlife year-round.

His spark of creativity was kindled by his parents, who gave Keith “The Art of Robert Bateman” in the mid-80’s. 

"I must have spent hundreds of hours combing through that book. I knew it was my true calling."

Keith spent most of his early years imitating the work but never finding his own voice.

"I felt like I was copying someone else's style.  I knew what I wanted to say, but not how to say it".

In 2006, Keith met renowned artist Terry Isaac (himself a former Bateman apprentice) and found a guide who encouraged him to strike out down a more personal path to find his own unique style. 

Keith discovered the beauty and simplicity of Black and White. The minimalist feel and the mood it created compelled him, and he poured himself into further learning and practice in this new direction.

Having found that voice, in 2014 he turned to painting professionally.

Terry Isaac has stated of Keith's work "His detail is breathtaking, up close and personal."

Through his study and work, Keith developed a passion for wildlife conservation and donates a minimum of 10% of all sales to the charity of the purchaser’s choice.

He hopes that by widening the circle of compassion for wildlife and their habitat he can make a small, yet significant contribution of his own in the years ahead.” Keith Andrew

https://www.keithandrews.art
 

Natasha Miller

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Canadian artist Natasha Miller.

“Natasha Miller is a self taught artist who was born and raised on Vancouver Island but now lives on a tiny i creates monochrome silhouette seascapes and landscapes using a homemade maple charcoal\ash\soot compound from her mobile Italian wood fired pizza oven (Eco pizza art!) and acrylic paint used for the splashes of colour and fine details. She has always drawn inspiration from the silhouettes all around- sunsets foreshadowed by trees and Canada’s rugged coastlines, the sea and it's boats, birds and beaches and her current work reflects this. Natasha's work is represented in over a dozen commercial galleries in Canada, the U.S., Europe and online.” Natasha Miller’s bio

https://www.nrmiller.com

Jillaine Jurchuck

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Calgary, Alberta artist/photographer Jillaine Jurchuk.

“After graduating, Jillaine followed the call of the west, settling in Calgary, where she continues to flourish and evolve as a working artist. After 18 years of building a remarkable portfolio of projects significantly shaped by her gifted approach to interior design, 2011 was the seminal year in which Jillaine’s expanding talent could no longer be contained in and defined exclusively by this creative career path, and she emerged on the art scene, where she is blossoming as an artist in her own right, with a unique style that continues to develop a strong following. The magic of her gift is discovered in her ability to create works of striking beauty through the fusion of photography and painting. Each piece has its genesis in an original photograph in which Jillaine has captured a rare moment in which mother nature shares a spontaneous revelation of exquisite beauty, for those with eyes that see and hearts that feel. This visual image of transcendent is then placed in the nurturing oyster of Jillaine’s creative genius, where the application of multiple painting techniques and photographic layers results in the emergence of an artistic pearl of great price, in which the viewer can experience enhanced perspectives range and depth, nuanced tones, and evocative textures found within each piece. The confluence of nature and technology provides the artist with an open palette, delivering endless possibilities and influences that combine to making each piece a unique work of art that will continue to be treasured and revisited, like an old friend with whom we experience constant renewal, comfort and joy” Jillaine Jurchuk’s bio.

http://jillainejurchuk.com

Katrina Da Silva

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Abstract artist from Dewinton, Alberta, Katrina Da Silva.

“Art must communicate’. These are the words that Katrina lives by. A born and raised Albertan, Katrina possesses a passion for art stemming from her earliest childhood days. To formalize her appetite to create and to communicate through art, Katrina obtained an Associate’s Degree in Fine Art, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design. Abstract art is her preeminent painting style. Katrina utilizes various elements mastered over time to invoke feeling and emotion through balance in colour, line, shape, and texture. The essence of each piece is infused with Katrina’s own feelings at the time of painting, ranging from joy, peace, wistfulness, and pain. Her work always tells a story. The experience is an individual journey that the beholder interprets and feels similar to that of a symphony. Katrina has sold numerous works at shows, exhibitions, and galleries. She adores the personal connection made with each individual through the mutual enjoyment of art.” https://www.dasilvadesignstudio.com

Natasha Miller

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Canadian artist Natasha Miller.

“Natasha Miller is a self taught artist who was born and raised on Vancouver Island but now lives on a tiny island in the Bay of Fundy. Natasha has pioneered and specializes in a unique painting technique where she creates monochrome silhouette seascapes and landscapes using a homemade maple charcoal\ash\soot compound from her mobile Italian wood fired pizza oven (Eco pizza art!) and acrylic paint used for the splashes of colour and fine details. She has always drawn inspiration from the silhouettes all around- sunsets foreshadowed by trees and Canada’s rugged coastlines, the sea and it's boats, birds and beaches and her current work reflects this. Natasha's work is represented in over a dozen commercial galleries in Canada, the U.S., Europe and online.” https://www.nrmiller.com

John Kroetch

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Canadian photographer John Kroetch from Millet, Alberta.

“I am an energetic photographer blessed with a large amount of appreciation for the world and it's many wonders. Although always artistic, my interest in photography developed in my early thirties and I have cultivated my skill since. I combine my photographic knowledge with my digital skills to enhance many of my images.

 When hired for a photo shoot, I approach the task with a focus and a creative drive to produce a combination of unique and familiar shots for the widest range of photos possible.”

https://www.johnkroetchphotography.com

Amy Schissel

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Canadian artist currently living in Pittburgh, PA. Amy Schissel works primarily in abstract painting, drawing and installation work.

“As the 19th century gave us radical new ways to experience and move through space with the plane, train, and automobile, my work addresses our present, even more radically different, experience of space driven by the multifaceted virtual worlds of the internet’s network spaces. My drawings, paintings, and installations are infused with information friction and subscribe to modes of representation of new virtual spaces and special effects to build architectures of fictional space. Notational devices drawn from digital architecture, interaction design, and digital mapping schemata clash with exploding vectors, imploding pathways, and webs of connectivity. A walk through of my exhibitions intend to bring a spacial and bodily awareness of the many interfaces/gateways to the ‘CLOUD’s invisible networks, intersections and connectivity infusing the everydayness of our environments connecting us across physical boundaries. I aim for the viewer to experience layered cartographies melding disparate worlds, whose multifaceted surfaces echo one’s intuitive movement and interaction in an ultra dynamic hyper-world.”

http://www.amyschisselart.com

Tung Ming-Chin

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"Taiwanese artist Tung Ming-Chin is a master of transforming wood into pensive, emotive #sculptures. His smoothly polished pieces transform as the viewer moves around them, slowly revealing surprises. Often dealing with themes of inner emotion and the subconscious mind, his sculptures regularly show figures trapped within the wood, pressing themselves against the outer layer in an attempt to break free."

Read more: https://mymodernmet.com/tung-ming-chin-wood-sculpture/

Stevin Tuchiwsky

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“Stevin has always been passionate about capturing the adventures he himself takes part in. He has always immersed himself wholly in adventures off the beaten path, photographing his peers and fellow athletes in some of the most breathtaking places.

A diverse and in-depth knowledge of the backcountry and most common outdoor sports gives Stevin the edge to push outdoor documentary photography to new levels.

Stevin has been making photos for over 7 years and currently calls Calgary, Alberta, Canada home.”

 http://www.tuchiwsky.com

Jeff Lyons

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“The girlfriends series is a collection of female portrait oil paintings and illustrations by artist Jeff Lyons. Jeff is a self-taught artist from Calgary, Canada. He started cartooning for fun when he was a child. In 1987 Jeff became interested in fine art and began painting. He has experimented with oil, acrylic and gouache paint, oil pastel, pencil, ink and digital mediums.

Inspired by women (a timeless muse) and positive public feedback from his art exhibits, Jeff began creating illustrative female portrait paintings in 2001. A new, more extroverted art series emerged, which became known as the 'girlfriends' series. Jeffs main goal was to create attractive imagery with a broader 'pop' appeal. These (mostly fictional) women painted are representations of individual female beauty, persona and attitude.

The girlfriends series portraits led to public demand for commissioned custom portrait paintings. Jeff has painted ALL people; men, women, children and couples. Sometimes, pets were painted. This kept him busy for many years, allowing him to pursue his art passion full time. View Jeffs commission portraits.” http://lyonsartwork.com/artist-jeff-lyons.html