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Maidy Morhous, lost wax bronze sculpture

Maidy Morhous, lost wax bronze sculpture

Maidy Morhous has observed firsthand tragedies and inequities of mankind in many regions of the world.  A seasoned traveler, she finds inspiration for her artistic expression through experiencing cultures in various locales across the globe. As fate would have it, Morhous was visiting Japan during the earthquake and tsunami that decimated Sendai, Japan on March…

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Get found on figurative artist directory

Get found on figurative artist directory

We’ve had a good year with our artist directory for figurative artists. Since January, we’ve had 385,000 page views! Visits averaged 3 1/2 minutes with nearly 8 pages visited and a fantastic bounce rate of 1.25%. That’s really really good! How to get found as an artist? As a figurative artist with a focus on…

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Jacquline Hurlbert, studio visit Portland

Jacquline Hurlbert, studio visit Portland

On our recent trip to the Oregon Coast and Portland, we were able to visit with 3 figurative ceramic artists. I had contacted several of my figurative artists and four were able to have us visit, Sara Swink and Kicki Masthem as we drove into Portland and next day, Jacquline Hurlbert, figurative ceramic sculptor and painter….

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Kicki Masthem, studio visit Portland

Kicki Masthem, studio visit Portland

On from vising Sara Swink straight to figurative ceramic sculptor Kicki Masthem just outside of Portland. Five years ago Kicki had a traumatic year. Her husband left her, then died and then she got MS all within a short time frame, probably with all the stress contributing to the onset of MS. After her husband…

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Sara Swink, studio visit Portland

Sara Swink, studio visit Portland

On our road trip through Oregon Coast, we stopped overnight at Clint Brown’s to see his fabulous dramatic figurative drawings then headed up to Portland, visiting 2 more figurative artists along the way. Sara Swink’s large and well laid out studio is behind her home in a large garden, tidily arranged with large tables for…

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Gerry Chapleski, our gods are movie stars

Gerry Chapleski, our gods are movie stars

“I suppose that at this point in time I’m concerned with numerous things: color – the blending, blurring and mixing of it; beauty – real, purported and imagined; the silliness of American pop culture; the correlation between Greek mythology and our never-ending infatuation with fame, celebrity, sex and sports – our gods are now movie…

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