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Derek R. Audette, fine art nude photography

Derek R. Audette, fine art nude photography

February 15, 2017 | nude painting, photography | No Comments

Derek R. Audette is a Canadian artist based in Ottawa, Ontario, working in a variety of mediums including photography, painting, mixed media, musical composition and various forms of conceptual art. He has also published two books of poetry — one of which, entitled A Condition of Experience, was selected for, and currently resides in, the…

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Judy Volkmann, big, bold & brushy faces

Judy Volkmann, big, bold & brushy faces

Faces of Humanity My artwork depicts humanity, and how physical, emotional and societal influences shape us into who we are. The figures and portraits represented are often in states of being reflective, engaged, celebratory, or confrontational. In my process of painting the figures, my aim is to capture movement, and the physical characteristics and psychological…

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Nicole Cooper, energetic brushwork, vivid colors, layers of painted flesh

Nicole Cooper, energetic brushwork, vivid colors, layers of painted flesh

February 8, 2017 | figurative painting | No Comments

In my life-sized figurative paintings, I use energetic brushwork, vivid colors, and layers of painted flesh to explore humanity as a living, growing force. Through my work I see the boundaries of where we begin and end as fluid. We connect on a cellular level, on the scale of human perception, and on a larger…

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Warren Criswell, narratives in paint & print

Warren Criswell, narratives in paint & print

February 4, 2017 | figurative painting | No Comments

I was a loner as a kid, an only child, the kind that grow up to be serial killers, bank robbers or artists. I wasn’t interested in killing but tried robbery, stole a watch in the 3rd grade but got caught and took up art. They haven’t caught me at that yet. In my oil…

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Trish Shwart, the jumpy narrative of contemporary life

Trish Shwart, the jumpy narrative of contemporary life

Stories are one of the ways we make sense of the world. Human beings are storytellers; we recount narratives based on the personal and the public. We tell fictional stories and factual stories about our lives and experiences. Stories communicate cultural and emotional truths. Over the last several years I have been looking for ways…

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Westcoast Figurative exhibition, video & reviews

Westcoast Figurative exhibition, video & reviews

Can’t make it to our exhibition in Gibsons, BC in person? Enjoy the exhibition here on this video. Westcoast Figurative Jan 12 – Feb 5 GPAG – Gibsons Public Art Gallery Gibsons, BC, Canada Jan DeGrass She started a website a few years ago – www.figurativeartist.org – that gathers images of contemporary figure art in drawing,…

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