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Paintings by Amy Casey

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Cleveland painter dreams up fantasy cityscapes

Amy Casey's most recent crop of paintings are noticeably devoid of people and creatures, but there are plenty of signs of life. Her depictions of houses and factories resting precariously on stilts, or connected in mid-air by a tangled mess of cables, offer an anthropomorhpic interpretation of city buildings. Amy has conjured a fantasy urban landscape where the humans have left and the buildings......read more

Joseph Smolinski's Climate Change Catastrophe

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Works on paper chronicle humans' impact on the environment

In the region surrounding Joseph Smolinski's childhood home in Minnesota, farms have been displaced by strip malls and suburban housing. Those land use changes and other environmental shifts inform his work as an artist. Working primarily with paint and pencil, Smolinski documents a global environment in flux. "I am interested in addressing the human effects on the landscape, such as pollution,......read more

Benjamin King: Abstracted Landscapes

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Loosely-rendered paintings merge landscape and abstraction

With a few notable exceptions, landscape painting and abstraction operate on separate planes, and ne'er the twain shall meet. Brooklyn-based painter Benjamin King ignores this illusory boundary, with raw and expressive interpretations of natural landscapes. The works on canvas distill the feelings and sensations of the nature scenes -- without accurately depicting them. As he explains in a......read more

Landscape Paintings by Nathan Abels

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High-contrast landscape works combine the natural and the manmade

Denver artist Nathan Abels creates majestically muted landscape works that combine manmade and natural elements. Existing somewhere between the real and the imagined, the paintings depict what Abels calls "visual pauses," or snapshots of some unknown event or narrative.  "Our contemporary environment is quite turbulent, often over-stimulating us to the point of being dulled to the......read more

Psychedelic Landscapes by Leslie Shows

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Tired practice of landscape painting gets a breath of life

Growing up in Alaska, Leslie Shows' playpen was the natural world. Now based in San Francisco, the artist draws on her upbringing to makes hybrid paintings to conjure hallucinatory landscapes filled with black icebergs, blazing skies, and reflecting pools. The quasi-abstract works combine polymers, pigments, paper, and -- in an act of recycling -- pieces of metal and other material......read more

Fantastic Forest Paintings by Tzu-chi Yeh

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Taiwanese artist creates wonderful wooded landscape works

Wow. These are amazing. Taiwanese artist Tzu-chi Yeh creates realistically detailed paintings of forested landscapes that could easily be mistaken for photos. They're not, but you can rest assured that they come from the brush of a very talented painter. Bob Ross would be proud. It seems the art market likes Yeh's work too. One of the paintings just sold for a tidy $142,000. (via But Does It......read more

Paintings by Roman Lipski

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Industrial interventions in nature

In the quiet, melancholic paintings of Roman Lipski, natural spaces are altered by the introduction of industrial and architectural forms. A factory sits by an idyllic lake, a socialist structure sits within a picturesque forest. The effect is off-putting. Whereas 19th century landscape painting leaves the viewer with a sense of awe and wonderment, Lipski's new paintings leave you......read more

Aerial Landscapes by Philip Govedare

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Dramatic paintings explore man's relationship with the environment

With his latest series of paintings, Seattle artist Philip Govedare pulls the viewer in opposing directions. The works, painted from an aerial perspective, portray landscapes scarred by pit mines and chemical spills. Like Edward Burtynsky, another artist who documents our impact on the planet, Govedare pulls us in with rich coloring and meticlous details, then forces us to......read more

Eco Finger Paint

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Safe and natural creative fun for kids $24.00

Finger painting might be the very definition of innocent creative fun for kids. But there's nothing harmless about toxic chemicals like toluene, ethylene glycol, and polymers, which is what conventional store-bought paints contain. I'm no doctor, but those don't seem like things you want on your child's skin. Fear not, eco-kids has come through with a safe and natural finger paints......read more

George Boorujy's Ridiculously Detailed Nature Paintings

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Depictions of landscapes and wildlife combine the hyper-realistic with the surreal

In his intricatel ink-on-canvas works, Brooklyn artist George Boorujy uses a trained naturalist’s eye to depict iconic North American animals and landscapes, presenting a vision of life on the continent that is at once foreign and familiar. Focusing on the natural world is something that comes, er, natural to him. "I always drew animals, like most kids," he says, "but I......read more

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