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Mark Boyle

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” In my early years, I explored ravines and woods near my house. Often being late for dinner lost in another world. A serious interest in painting developed at 11 years old. As I recall, my first painting was of a rainbow trout. My parents hired local artists to instruct me privately during my teen years. A person who really taught good basics was Carl Christophersen. In painting lessons, Carl taught me to divide objects into shapes and planes with hard and soft edges. Nature impassions me. I am on a constant quest for that perfect subject to paint. During my outdoor adventures, such as hiking or fishing, I am inspired by the things I find. It is important to me to bring home my experiences and share them in a painting. Some of the landscapes I paint are so remote that most people can’t view them. One of the most rewarding experiences is to set up an easel on a high mountain meadow and capture the true colors found there. Through photography, I’ve documented many of my trips into the wilderness. I later use these as references in my paintings. The mediums I use are primarily oil, pastels, and watercolor.” – Mark Boyle

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Jens Reinert

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” I am building models of everyday situations, to visualize and to clarify simple spatial phenomena. For some time I have been interested in the simple routines carried out in the human-created environment. My models recreate rooms and buildings, often to an exact degree. By selecting not to substantially alter my reconstructions, I want to draw people’s attention to everyday situations. For example, the entrance area of an old supermarket. By entering and exiting through one of four swing doors, the customer is ushered through a uniquely formed passageway. The model allows the observer to – in a glance – take in a familiar scene. In doing so, it will make him conscious of it next time he passes through such an environment.” – Jens Reinert

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Rebecca Ripple

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Rebecca Ripple was born and raised on Long Island, NY, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Her practice is focused around sculptural installations that use highly worked material, often at large scale, exploring the intersection between the body of discourse and the physical body, and our intertwined obsessions with pathology and transcendence. (via CalArts)

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Tanya Doskova

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Tanya Doskova is a Bulgarian-born, Canadian artist living in Vancouver, BC. Tanya Doskova has received numerous awards in recognition of her artistic achievements. Most recently, she won an Award of Excellence in The 2010 Communication Arts Illustration Annual Competition. This prestigious American award and the publication of her images in The Communication Arts Magazine gave her worldwide exposure and recognition.

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Isabel M. Martínez

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Isabel M. Martínez spent her formative years in Santiago de Chile. She holds a BFA from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and an MFA from the University of Guelph, Canada. She currently lives and works in Toronto. Isabel has exhibited in galleries and art centres in Chile, England, the U.S., and Canada. Her artwork has been presented in The Annual Independent Contemporary Art Fair (2012), CONTACT Photography Festival (2011), Magenta Flash Forward (2011), PhotoWeek DC (2011), Día Nacional de la Cultura Chilena (2011), Gallery 44 (2008), Canadian Heritage (2005), and FotoAmérica Bienal de Fotografía (2004). Her work is in several private and public collections. Recent exhibitions include CARTNY at the Armory Show 2013 and PPAC at the Philadelphia Photo Art Centre. This summer she was an artist in residence at Artscape Gibraltar Point in Canada.

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Penny Byrne

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Penny Byrne is a visual artist who lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. She is represented by Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney, Australia. Penny Byrne is a visual artist who uses materials such as vintage porcelain figurines and other found objects to create artworks that wield a powerful political message. These manipulated, mutilated and painted figurines explore issues concerning the environment, pop culture and global politics, all presented through Byrne’s inimitable mix of wry satire and playful humour. Byrne’s reputation as a respected ceramics conservator informs her practice, rendering her works as meticulous and studied subversions.

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Sweet Toof

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Sweet Toof is the pseudonymous name of well-known United Kingdom graffiti and street artist. Sweet Toof works as both a solo artist and in collaboration with others, including in the “Burning Candy” crew, (including crew-mates “Tek 33″, “Cyclops” and “Rowdy”). (via Wikipedia)

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Patterned Paint Rollers

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These patterned paint rollers from The Painted House, based in the UK, come in a range of different designs . Each design roller is reusable and interchangeable, and can be used with either the fabric applicator or the wall & paper applicator. You can use them on walls, to perk up old wooden furniture, make reams of wrapping paper and meters of fabric. Link here.

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Martin Wittfooth

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Admiring the surreal work of Brooklyn painter Martin Wittfooth. Lovely.

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Smartphone Mount Astronauts

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‘Your work space just got little galactic! Beautifully crafted, its solid enough to take the weight of smaller tablets too!’ Click here to buy.

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