Kelly Seeber

 

Self-taught artist Kelly Seeber, AKA Urban Theory Studios, lives and works in Williamsburg, Virginia. Her work is a visual narrative of thought, memory, energy, and sensory experience through exploration and experimentation. The movement and kinetic energy of each piece feels so organic that I find myself drawn deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Toni Hamel

 

Italian born, Canada-based artist Toni Hamel describes her work as “an illustrated commentary on human frailties.” She draws on both personal experiences and observations to create works that reflect on and interpret the psychological unease of the current day and age. Virtues and vices, holy and profane, good and bad all share equal space in her art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lisa Courtney

 

Massachusetts-based painter Lisa Courtney considers herself an abstract expressionist, meaning her interpretations include things that are recognizable, placing her style somewhere between realism and abstractionism. The colorfully serene scenes she captures are directly from her surroundings – seaside cottages, sunsets, and more.

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Havoc Hendricks

 

Havoc Hendricks is inspired by minimalism, both as a way of life as it concerns aesthetics. His art focuses on the complex patterns that can be found through nature viewed through a minimalist’s perspective. This so-called “detailed minimalism” translates incredibly well through Hendricks’ paintings – make sure you check out the moons and geodes.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dane Lovett

 

There’s not a lot of information to be found about Australian artist Dane Lovett, but all I need to know is that I like what I see in his work – particularly the pieces centered around plant-life. His latest is a series of two-color ultra-violet paintings that simultaneously make me think of greenhouses and backlights.

 

 

 

 

 

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Elisabeth McBrien

 

Even though it’s not officially summer until tomorrow, it feels like it’s already landed in full force. Elisabeth McBrien‘s oil paintings feel like perfectly encapsulated portraits of the season.

McBrien’s oil paintings reflect her interest in depicting the personal relationships that we share with nature, and the places that have had a part in shaping our identities. Preserving a simplicity in composition allows her to focus on the captivating interplay of light and color in her work, evoking a sense of presence and familiarity in the viewer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Emma-Leone Palmer / Paint Play Series

 

Emma-Leone Palmer paints faces, but what she strives to capture are the deep wells of feeling and emotion that run beneath the surface of their expressions. Her latest work, the Paint Play series, uses paint, lube, glitter, and water, the mediums smeared, dripped, flicked, and splashed onto the subject’s face to trigger reactions and emotions. It’s not premeditated, rather hundreds of photos are taken and the paintings made as a result.

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Kyle Surges

 

Summertime is definitely nostalgia-filled season, and Kyle Surges‘ paintings – yes, paintings! – bring on the feelings in spades. That perfect rectangle of Hershey’s chocolate is just waiting to become a toasty s’more. Those Coca Colas are begging to be uncapped next to a pool on a sweltering day. Surges is a master of capturing these objects of youth and beyond.

 

 

 

 

 

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Lani Mitchell / KIND

 

Abstract expressionism is often thought of as old boys club. Thankfully, Australian painter and contemporary artist Lani Mitchell is challenging the thought with her own work that’s inspired and driven by experiences of love, relationships, and kindness. All of these pieces are from her KIND exhibit which explores these themes within a micro and macro context.

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