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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.

Creating connections – between artists & art collectors, galleries, students & art lovers.

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All artists appear with their permission on this juried & 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.

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Tony Heath, fresh & lively life paintings

Tony is an invigorating contemporary artist based in Gloucestershire. His work...

Sigmund Abeles, expressive & psychological figurative painting

Sigmund Abeles was born 1934 in New York City and raised...

Eric Zener, figurative paintings, water as primary element
December 14, 2019| figurative painting, hyper realism

Eric Zener has been painting for over 25 years. He is...

Graeme Balchin, the artist’s journey & craft of painting
December 11, 2019| figurative painting

I have been diagnosed with cancer myself and the first thing...


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