Category Archives: Monotype

Lisa Breslow

Loving these cityscape and still life paintings created by Lisa Breslow.  The New York-based artist was born in Long Island and studied at the School of Visual Arts and Art Students League on a Merit Scholarship.  The impressionistic oil paintings depict New York City streets through changing seasons with just the right blend of realism and abstraction.  They are not literal portrayals but rather an atmospheric presentation of the bustling city through mood, energy and light.   

You can view more of her work on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Lisa Breslow.

Renée Gouin

Loving these monotypes created by Vancouver-based artist and printmaker, Renée Gouin.  She studied visual art, design and literature in British Columbia, New York and Switzerland.  In her biography and in La Collectionneuse she says this about her art:

“I’m inspired by the process of reduction, paring down objects to their essential form”.

“The idea of reduction stems from my appreciation of Japanese woodblock prints, their muted tonalities and restrained compositions.”

“I see the process of reduction being less about abstraction and more about creating clarity and harmony between the essential formal elements: shape, colour, and composition. The negative space is really important in my images. It accentuates the subjects within the space and their relationship with one another. By pairing down the compositional elements, the aesthetic experience is more immediate and direct.”


More of her work can be viewed on her website and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Renée Gouin.