Category Archives: Up-and-Coming Artists

Just a pup: today’s Pick of the Litter

I’m usually bitter and jealous towards  those dang prodigy kids. Sometimes you see them on Jeopardy: They know  Aristotle’s Rhetoric better than a kindergartner knows the ABCs, yet you trump them on questions regarding pop culture, literature and video games. … Continue reading

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Etch or sketch? An artist’s weapon of choice

“The pen is mightier than the sword.” Of course: a pen can get into those hard-to-reach areas.    But, seriously, The Pick of the Litter for today is not merely someone who draws. It’s not even an artist: it’s a … Continue reading

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Catapult into action with today’s Pick of the Litter

If you turn Shoots & Ladders into an explosive field of glacial landslides and river rapids, you still won’t come close to Ali Banisadr’s work, which is today’s Pick of the Litter.    This painting (dead link, now — SORRY!) came from … Continue reading

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Today’s Pick of the Litter Hates His Art Piece!

What does it mean when one critic loves a work of art but another loathes it? Is the piece successful because it produces an adrenaline rush of emotion regardless of the viewer’s opinion? No doubt the stakes are raised when … Continue reading

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In the Moment, the Wild Moment

Only in art can a polar bear be convincingly pummeled by paint. Perhaps in an arctic paintball field, as well … ANYWAY, Today’s Pick of the Litter is wildlife artist Clifford VanMeter. His work in progress, “Partners in the Dine” is … Continue reading

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Press “Released” and Experience a New Sensation

Today’s Pick of the Litter is Heather Donovan. Her work, “Released,” caught my eye like a cupcake catches the eye of a compulsive eater; We both must consume that which entices us. First off, I must pay credit to the … Continue reading

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Today’s Pick of the Litter: The Circle of Freaks — Ahem, Life

This blog is predominantly geared toward appreciating artists who are not well-known but whose works are worth knowing well. These crafty folks produce pieces that trigger a response from the viewer as automatic as a knee jerk.  That being said, … Continue reading

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