Figurative Artist Blog

Ivan Pazlamatchev, art rooted in the figurative tradition

February 18, 2021

Ivan Pazlamatchev is a Bulgarian-American painter rooted in figurative tradition. His paintings delve into allegorical narratives and compositional tensions, with contemporary interpretation backed by classical training received at the prestigious School for Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria. With over 30 years of experience working as a fine artist, Ivan has exhibited in galleries and museums …

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Sheryl Luxenburg, activism project on incest

February 3, 2021

OTTAWA HYPERREAL PAINTER AND RETIRED PSYCHOTHERAPIST SHERYL LUXENBURG SAYS THAT TIME IS UP TO SPEAK OUT ABOUT A CRIME OF OPPORTUNITY FROM PAIN TO PAINT I was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec and moved to Ottawa, Ontario after receiving two graduate degrees in clinical psychology at McGill University and The University of Ottawa. I …

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Peter Broitman, paintings with historical and political references

December 27, 2020

Peter began painting full time in 2012 after thirty-one years working as an attorney for the United States Department of Labor prosecuting employers for labor law violations. On the way to getting his law degree, Peter studied figurative sculpture and art history at Hartford Art School, and studied figurative sculpture, drawing and art history at …

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Lisa Kovvuri, fine portrait paintings

December 5, 2020

“I like to think of the frame around one of my paintings as a portal to a parallel universe. Through that portal, on the other side of the wall, intangible things like feelings, moods, and experiences take visible form. They materialize into space, shape, atmosphere and color. People occupy that universe, that inner psychological world …

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Louise Solecki Weir, portrait sculpture

December 2, 2020

That her art should be emotionally engaging and physically beautiful is key to Louise’s approach to sculpture. She endeavours to evoke a sense of presence and life in her work. She is drawn to the three-dimensionality of sculpture after making a serious study of dance, art therapy and of vocal performance. Louise first trained in …

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Cathy Locke, multiple figures create rhythm

November 28, 2020

My Story I am a San Francisco-based figurative artist, writer and lecturer. I was born in Oxford, Mississippi and raised in America’s deep south until I was twelve. I spent the majority of my teenage years living between Los Angeles and Long Island, finally settling in California’s wine country north of San Francisco. I have …

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Melinda Crider, mysterious mythological characters, saints, hybrids

November 25, 2020

Mysterious mythological characters, saints, hybrids and goddesses underline my work. Other images formed from dreams to realities create the symbolism embedded within my figurative sculptures. I began my formal education at the Atlanta College of Art, focusing on painting and sculpture. In the Apprenticeship Program at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center I began an in-depth study …

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Ben Heine, Pencil Vs Camera: When Imagination Meets Reality

November 4, 2020

Multidisciplinary Artist With An International Mindset Ben Heine is a Belgian visual artist, journalist and music composer born in 1983 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, currently living and working in Brussels, Belgium. He is best known for his original series “Pencil Vs Camera“, “Digital Circlism” and “Flesh and Acrylic“. He has a Master degree in Journalism …

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Katie Ray, intriguing figures in costume

October 21, 2020

My interest in oil painting was first inspired by my love of Victorian house interiors. Without being a too obsessive about period detail, I wanted to embellish my old house with furnishings and decoration that was in keeping with the mood of the property. I found many prints and paintings that were both modern and …

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Sandra Stanton, exploring empathic connection between humans and animals

October 17, 2020

For the last decade, I’ve been exploring the empathic connection between humans and other species sensed in moments of stillness. In these paintings, this nonverbal primal link lies just below the surface of awareness as it flows through psychological and spiritual levels in a watery landscape on the brink of devastating climate disruption, Contemporary models …

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