One common passion - the art of the human form unites this talented group of contemporary international figurative artists. From serene and sublime portraits to quirky and surprising life studies, each artist offers their own unique style of capturing the human body for your discovery.
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All artists appear with their permission on this curated site. Each artist presents artwork of high quality in their own distinct personal voice. We feature emerging artists, mid-career and artists at the upper end of very distinguished careers, many highly regarded in their chosen fields of specialty.

While some do not wish to be defined only as figurative artists, the love for the human form is what unites them on this site.

We now number more than 950 fine artists, would you like to join us? Please submit your artwork.

FROM THE BLOG

Camille Barnes, portrait painter New Orleans

Artist Camille Barnes studied at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts and attended many workshops. As a realist her paintings capture the essence of the subject matter, using color, light, and attention to details to make her subjects come alive. Much of her life has been a career of being a freelance artist, and …

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Paula O’Brien, palette knife painting & iPad drawings

Figurative painting, painting people became my passion after returning to weekly life drawing practice in 2007. My figurative paintings in oils features lots of palette knife, scraping, textures and bold colors. Working from direct observation of light on the human form was pivotal to my path as an artist and I became bold enough to …

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Michela Papavassiliou, contemporary abstract figurative painting

Perhaps it goes without saying that for me art is not just a primary need, it has always been my way of living, breathing, looking at things. My father, a surrealist painter, was certainly my Master of Art and Life. I remember when I was just 4 years old when he raised me in his …

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“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Edgar Degas