Roy Henry Vickers is a BC First Nations artist who creates recognizable BC landscapes with bold shapes, silhouettes and strong colours. In many of his pieces, he incorporates traditional Northwest Coast First Nations formline designs in beautifully subtle ways – look in the sky. More on his website.
Nikki McClure’s papercuts are striking! “I cut my images from black paper with an X-Acto knife. Everything is connected. It is all one piece of paper, yet now it holds a story.” More on her website.
Sunshine Coast artist Carol Lafave is masterful with her collage cityscapes – they are so vibrant and have so much energy and movement. More on her website.
Philip Barlow’s out-of-focus oil paintings capture the light and colour of places. His unique approach is particularly interesting in his cityscapes at night – “blurring the focus of street lamps and headlights the way our eyes or a photographer’s lens might when adjusting to a city’s bright, multi-colored lights” (Colossal). More on his website.
Grant Haffner paints neon sunsets and technicolour landscapes from the viewpoint of roadways punctuated with power lines. More on Colossal.
Scott Naismith captures the beauty of light in the sky by using thick brushes and palette knives to create brightly coloured abstract landscapes. More on Colossal.
Zaria Forman creates massive, awe-inspiring soft pastel drawings of places impacted by climate change. Her brief TED talk explains her inspiration (why these places matter to her, and why she makes art of them), as well as her process, with the backdrop of many of her stunning works. You can view more of her artwork on her website.
Here are a set of video tutorials on perspective (1-point, 2-point and 3-point). Please feel free to find your own tutorials that you prefer! If you find anything excellent, let me know and I can add it here. Continue reading