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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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This is a juried & curated site. All artists appear with their permission. Each artist presents artwork of high quality in their own distinct personal voice. You will find emerging artists, mid-career and artists at the upper end of very distinguished careers. Many are 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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FROM THE BLOG

Phadungsak Khaewpong, people inventing their own world
May 16, 2018| figurative painting

The artist Phadungsak Khaewpong was born in the Thai province of...

Kevin Chambers, figurative sculpture, nudes & portraits

Which came first— the artist or the inspiration? For Kevin Chambers,...

Gene Rivas, painting with artist crayons & colored pencils
May 9, 2018| figurative painting

I am an artist who paints portraits, dancers, nudes and other...

Nude drawings raise objections at music festival
May 5, 2018| life drawing

Recently a life drawing exhibition I coordinated in BC, Canada caused...


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