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Ramesh Chindam, figurative painter from India

Ramesh Chindam, figurative painter from India

Painting is to me self expression I grew up in an environment where painting got priority over other forms of art. It is quite interesting to note the fact that my father is into textile design by occupation and weaver by choice without a sound knowledge in either history or painting could fill his place…

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Lauren Tilden, Women Painting Women

Lauren Tilden, Women Painting Women

I am pleased to announce my painting “Dust Bowl” was selected for the juried Women Painting Women exhibition at Principle Gallery in Charleston, SC last year. In addition, Artist’s Network has a nice write-up regarding the Women Painting Women movement and my painting “Rest” seen above. Lauren Tilden

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Jim Kransberger, humorous figurative ceramic sculpture

Jim Kransberger, humorous figurative ceramic sculpture

I am an aficionado of great one liner’s; have a passion for the narrative within editorial cartoons, especially those of The New Yorker magazine; have always had a love of good satire and social criticism from any direction. Good, dry jokes break me up. People who laugh at themselves intrigue me. People who don’t, or…

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Lee Chapman, gringo painting in Mexican style

Lee Chapman, gringo painting in Mexican style

Studio visit with Lee Chapman aka Lencho and Nancy On our recent trip to Puerto Vallarta, we visited two figurative artists, Jose Marca and Lee Chapman. Artist Lee Chapman and wife Nancy built their home 12 years ago in the hilltops overlooking Puerto Vallarta and huge Banderas Bay. They’ve been in Mexico since 1992. Lee…

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Jose Marca, studio visit Mexico

Jose Marca, studio visit Mexico

José Marca is a small soft-spoken gentleman living in old town Puerto Vallarta Mexico. We visited his gallery and home studio during a time of renovations just before his new show opening February 14, 2015. The show will celebrate the 10 year anniversary of his gallery and also 33 years of being married to his…

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Petra Beeking, brushy figure paintings from Germany

Petra Beeking, brushy figure paintings from Germany

As a sequel to her drawings, Petra Beeking, who was born in East Germany in 1965, also deals with the human figure in her medium-sized acrylic paintings. She receives the inspiration for her colorful works from black and white photographs she “rescues” from flea markets and shoeboxes. Individual figures, and sometimes entire scenes, are removed…

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