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Sara Lisch, figurative ceramic sculpture

Sara Lisch, figurative ceramic sculpture

Much of my work is floating in the uncharted waters of the inner narrative. Interpersonal dynamics between people and their complicated relationships within themselves lead me to a visual conversation of the complexities of the human psyche. Universal themes such as love, sorrow, hope and irony are used to navigate and reflect the many facets of existence. Animal symbolism is often integrated into…

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Marsha Balian, imaginative mixed media people

Marsha Balian, imaginative mixed media people

I am self taught, often inventing my own technique which makes use of collage, drawing and painting. There are three elements that compel the production of art for me. The first is a sense of mystery. I never know what will appear as I am working on a piece of art. I may begin the…

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Toller Cranston, dead at 65

Toller Cranston, dead at 65

I am saddened to learn that Toller Cranston has died today in Mexico. I was a big fan of his since age 14. He was a larger than life character in his artwork and on the ice where he revolutionized ice skating.  Below is my studio visit to him from last February. Read his obituary…

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Carolina Vargas Reis, colorful figurative art

Carolina Vargas Reis, colorful figurative art

London’s Lost Rivers Women Through My Window Colorful figure painting with drawing, painting, waxing and collage. Delightful, fun and lively! Carolina Vargas Reis

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Clay Wainscott, painting one color at a time

Clay Wainscott, painting one color at a time

After studio classes at a couple of universities I decided to pursue art on my own. I went back as far as Cezanne at the beginning of the modern era and began emulating each successive style on stacks of canvas board, but when I reached a period called ‘synthetic cubism’ my work began bending back…

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Nacera Kainou, portrait sculpture from France

Nacera Kainou, portrait sculpture from France

Nacera Kainou joins our international fine artist directory of figurative artists with her new Gold Listing. After her studies at the School of Fine Arts in Besançon, where Nacera Kainou studied drawing, painting and engraving, her researches on matter, thickness and density of life impose her reliefs. Sculpture will allow her to better balance these…

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