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This London, Ont., mouth painter is dispelling stereotypes one stroke at a time

This London, Ont., mouth painter is dispelling stereotypes one stroke at a time

Exceeding expectations has been the norm for 61-year-old Susie Matthias of London, Ont.  The mouth painter’s creations have taken her around the world — they’ve been in several galleries, and on greeting cards and a Canada Post stamp. Most recently, Matthias is one of 67 people featured in a Museum London exhibit highlighting resilience in the community.  Matthias is a thalidomide survivor who was born with …

7 Questions for Photorealist Painter Robert Gniewek on Finding Inspiration in the Urban Landscape at Night

7 Questions for Photorealist Painter Robert Gniewek on Finding Inspiration in the Urban Landscape at Night

American artist Robert Gniewek (b. 1951) is a master of contemporary photorealism and is best known for his atmospheric portrayals of urban landscapes. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Gniewek has turned his artistic vision to cities across both the United States and Europe, maintaining a special focus on various qualities of artificial light, from the fluorescent …