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Joe Nocera

I am a partially self-taught artist, having weaved between careers in science and art for 20 years. Art is my escape from my scientist alter-ego and to say things for which I haven't words. I am an acrylic painter and oscillate between Abstract Expressionism and Figurativism. I paint to document emotions, particularly uncomfortable ones; art is as therapeutic for the artist as it is the viewer. My paintings often depict juxtaposition and comparison; I place two or more objects in the same environment to create relative value.

"A slow sort of country!" said the Queen. "Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!"

Joe Nocera, "Twice as Fast"

A beautiful flower on the right shows its shallow roots. The homelier flower has deep roots. The analogy to humans is rather obvious.

Joe Nocera, "Depth"

From an amorphous origin a barrier is transcended. It sees an egg. Is this where it came from? Or where it is going? The answer is up to the viewer. This painting captures an age-old question about which came first.

Joe Nocera, "Emergence"

Emma Whaley

My name is Emma Whaley, and I am a student in the undergraduate History Program at Dalhousie University. I am a Graphic Design College graduate and studied for a year at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design before transferring to Dalhousie in 2019. I like to explore with a variety of mediums from watercolor to pencil crayons but prefer to work with markers and inks. I take inspiration from my daily life while implementing the teachings of my past mentors. I am currently working on a comic called Stella and Shirley. Contact to inquire about sales and available prints.

Emma Whaley, "Trip to the Beach with Family" 2020. Multimedia.

Emma Whaley, "Walk Home" 2019. Watercolor.

Emma Whaley, "Horse" 2015. Graphite drawing.

Emma Whaley, "Character Chart" 2020-2021. Digital illustration.

Matthew Alaverdy

Matthew Alaverdy, "Ties"

Matthew Alaverdy, "The Curse"