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The 10 most talked about painters in Toronto right now
Toronto is a city well-known for its painters. Found at top galleries, lofty studios and Kensington hangouts, these workaholics are the talk of the town by word-of-mouth reputation. So who are these fantastical human beings? I asked The Drake Hotel 's Head of Cultural Programming, Mia Nielsen , to share her picks. These along with mine and other notable mentions are below. Laura Dawe This self-taught painter, writer, art director and Internet goddess was named "One of the greatest artists of all time," by a fan who commented on one of her Instagram photos. And it's true, Dawe captures a restless 21st-century energy with her dazzling portraits and dreamy entourage. Don't miss her opening show at Likely General on September 8 (6 p.m. - 9 p.m.) Erin Armstrong Armstrong is a contemporary figurative artist with a vibrant portfolio of contemporary portraits. Her work has been spotted at Miami Art Basel, AGO and Prince Edward County's Drake Devonshire , with her latest showcase at Kit and Ace (779 Queen Street). ...
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