Conrad Jon Godly

 

It’s really magical to be completely successful at something for nearly two decades, then pivot to a different creative endeavor. In the case of Conrad Jon Godly, he turned away from 18 years of photography to go down the path of oil painting which he’d studied before becoming a photographer. His paintings focus on natural landscapes with thick, heavy stokes of paint that sometimes drip off the canvas.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kirsten Beets

 

South African artist Kirsten Beets works mainly with oils on paper, her main subjects and themes focusing on how people interact with nature in a recreational way. Beets prefers to capture scenes from a high vantage point before filling them in with the tiniest details. Since it’s February in Pennsylvania I’m feeling especially drawn toward these warm swimming pool and park scenes, each one represented by an abstract geometric shape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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John Honeywill

 

John Honeywill‘s paintings of sweets and flowers feel like the perfect thing to share this Valentine’s Day, and honestly I’d rather receive one of his pieces than their subject matter! His tabletop still lifes have a way of making the viewer feel very present in the moment, visually exploring every nook and cranny while maybe getting a sugar craving at the same time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meghan Hildebrand

 

Meghan Hildebrand often revisits the same symbols and themes throughout her work. Simple shapes take on larger meanings, translating the northern coastal landscape she often depicts into an electrifying dreamscape.

Despite frequent reinvention, her works often return to familiar themes – the childhood dream, a sense of journey over land, and the ‘personality’ of place.  Defined points of interest, doorways and inlets, invite the viewer to enter the image and join the narrative.

 

 

 

 

 

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Talita Hoffman

 

I’ve had a rough time getting and staying focused yesterday as well as today, and when that happens I find that searching out art that’s semi-abstract helps. It forces me to dissect whatever is happening in front of me in a methodical manner, and that eventually gets me back on track. Right now I’m digging deep into the paintings of Talita Hoffman, an artist from São Paulo, Brazil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Print Edition: February 2018

Peace by Ampersand Design Studio

 

Pink Floral Bouquet I by Lisa Rupp

 

Pirkei Avos Quote by Grace D. Chin

 

Rejected La Croix – Male Tears by Kate Bingaman-Burt

 

RUDE by scoobtoobins

 

Checkered Poster by Garance Doré

 

Dans le vent by Stephanie Rivet

 

Desert Poster by Linda Benziger

 

Measurements Poster by Chickpea Magazine

 

OK by Anna Dorfman

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Javiera da Fonseca

 

There’s snow on the ground at my house, and these bright acrylic paintings by Chilean artist Javiera da Fonseca have me craving a tropical vacation! The vibrant background gradients have me dreaming of ocean sunsets and cocktails under looming palm trees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marija Verde

 

Flora, fauna, and striking a pose – somehow artist Marija Verde makes it all seem perfectly natural. I’m really drawn to her loose, flowing style and the way she embraces the white space in each piece.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dan Gluibizzi

 

Portland-based artist Dan Gluibizzi relies on his own astute observations and ability to construct a visual collection to create his multifaceted grouped compositions. The way people hold a beer bottle, different aspects of sexuality, and how we curate our online personas are just a few behaviors Gluibizzi portrays in his paintings.

 

 

 

 

 

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