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The downy texture of a teddy bear and bright colors bring painter Michael Lambard’s art to life. He also has a taste for retro cartoons like Speed Racer and Felix the Cat, which pop off the canvas with pristine outlines to bring it home. “I’ve always been fond of really bright colors,” Lambard says. “Cartoons always seem to bring people back to their childhoods.” In his teens, Lambard and his brother would wander around South...

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Timothy Chapman paints wild, imaginative renderings of animals. He favors zebras that fly or giraffes with leathercraft designs rather than spot patterns. Lately, he’s been into birds (ravens and magpies, in particular), painting them like illustrations in an abstract biology textbook. He adds mountains he grew up near, like Camelback Mountain, on the canvas. The second-generation Arizonan, a Scottsdale-based artist who works out of the Cattletrack Arts Compound, calls his work “invented natural history.” Chapman’s...

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