Kalkidan Assefa, 2015 Ottawa Finalist

Kalikdan Assefa A Multimedia Visual Artist whose work is rooted in an aesthetic fusion of cultures, drawing from philosophy and the influence of ancient art as well as the contemporary. Kalkidan’s subject matter leans toward the figurative, with a bold colour palette and surreal and metaphysical subject matter. Beginning his Art Battle journey in 2013, Kalkidan was a 2014 Ottawa … Read More

Galina Ponomarenko, 2015 Ottawa Finalist

Galina Ponomarenko A Russian mixed media artist and arts educator based in Ottawa, Galina Ponomarenko believes in the strength and growth that stems from artistic collaboration, and free flowing creative expression. Inspired by the play of light and colour, Galina’s work is filled with vibrancy. Winner of Art Battle 234, Galina will paint on June 12th in the Ottawa City … Read More

Diane Fontaine, 2015 Ottawa Finalist

Diane Fontaine Mixed media artist and owner of Gatineau based collaborative art space and gallery L’ESPACE 654, Diane Fontaine is inspired by the human body, portraits of multicultural women and horses. Exploring emotions, depth and movement through shadow contrasts and extreme light within her work, Diane was the winner of Art Battle 271 and will be painting with 15 other … Read More

Vincent Bolduc, 2015 Ottawa Finalist

Vincent Bolduc A young artist with a prolific output, Vincent Bolduc is inspired by the power of subversion, creating figurative and abstract works that challenge traditional themes of sexuality and violence. An exciting debut and powerful performance this season of Art Battle has earned Vincent a spot in the Ottawa City Finals on June 12th, where he will challenge 15 … Read More

Dominique Barbeau, 2015 Ottawa Finalist

Interview by Nick Hebb Dominique Barbeau is an artist who loves to experiment with different styles, drawing inspirations from the realms of fantasy and surrealism. Winner of Art Battle 146 is 2014, and multi-finalist this season, Dominique will be competing live with 15 other artists in the 2015 Art Battle Ottawa City Final for a chance to qualify for the … Read More

2014 Art Battle National Championship

Art Battle Canada Presents the 2014 Art Battle National Championships at the former Maple Leaf Gardens July 26th 2014, doors at 7pm Mattamy Athletic Centre – 50 Carlton Street, Toronto Tickets: $70 VIP, $30 General Admission, $25 Students/Seniors, $12 for kids Ticketmaster.ca From coast to coast to coast, Canada’s top 20 painters as voted by their communities. Contest: [Paint my portrait … Read More

Yared Nigussu

By Morgan Booth Yared Nigussu is an internationally renowned painter working out of Vancouver.  The saturated use of colour and free-flowing movement in his work keeps the eye darting from one brush stroke to the next. With a wide range of subject matter from portraits to landscapes, the vibrant expression and drama in each piece is undeniable. Yared holds the … Read More

Kyrra Kosar

By Morgan Booth Kyrra Kosar is a 21 year old painter and make-up artist working in Vancouver known for her use of delicate detail, and ability to capture the radiance of light. As an experienced Art Battle painter, Kyrra’s innovative use of washes combined with the poetic imagination of her work translate remarkably well from the studio into live painting. We … Read More

Jamil Keyani

By Morgan Booth Jamil Keyani is a multi disiplinary artist and designer working and living in Vancouver. Heavily involved in the live painting scene  there, Jamil has developed a bold, adventurous and ever evolving painting style. Champion painter of Art Battle 30 in 2012, he returns to the easel March 5th for a chance to be in the Art Battle National … Read More