The Oil Paintings of Vicki Smith

All of the artwork featured in volume 10 is the work of Canadian oil painter Vicki Smith. Vicki Smith is a Canadian painter known for her paintings of female figures that explore the possibilities and limitations of gravity.  Often shown suspended in rippling water, twisted and upside-down, falling into and out of the picture plane, these figures are so precariously placed upon the canvas that … Continue reading The Oil Paintings of Vicki Smith

The Oil Paintings of Michael Fantuz

All of the artwork featured in volume 9 is the work of Canadian oil painter Michael Fantuz. Fantuz is a self-taught artist who uses palette knives, primarily those inherited from his fraternal grandfather, Gastone Fantuz. He stretches his own canvases using Canadian kiln dried wood from renewable forests, archival and environmentally friendly hemp canvas, and professional archival grade pigments from Winsor and Newton Artist Paints. … Continue reading The Oil Paintings of Michael Fantuz

Aerial View of Detroit, 24" x 30", Oil on Canvas

The Paintings of Emilie Mae

All of the art featured in this issue is the work of Emilie Mae, an American oil painter from Detroit, who now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Following the images below, our editors ask Emilie a few questions.           Interview with Emilie Mae Border Crossing: We really enjoy your use of vibrant color as well as use of texture in paintings. Can you talk … Continue reading The Paintings of Emilie Mae

Interview with Jenni Madden

Jenni Madden is the featured artist for Volume 4. Madden created the below pieces over the past year in response to our “wind” theme for volume 5, our final issue in a series of four exploring the elements. Her whimsical and surreal creations evoke a wide range of emotions and have a surprising sense of playfulness. Madden is an American living in Ontario with her husband … Continue reading Interview with Jenni Madden