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Patricia Watwood, principle subject is the sacred feminine

Patricia Watwood, principle subject is the sacred feminine

Artist Statement I am a figurative artist working in the classical forms of oil painting and drawing media. I use narrative structures like symbols and myth to explore meaning in our common experience and to evoke a spiritual presence. My work prioritizes aesthetic principles, technical rigor, craft, perception and design. My principle subject is the…

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Mike Elam, City Arts Salon lively figurative show online soon

Mike Elam, City Arts Salon lively figurative show online soon

April 4, 2020 | figurative painting | 4 Comments

City Arts Salon We at the City Arts Salon were looking forward to showing the new works of artist Mikel Elam at our season opener. Unfortunately this will not happen in the way we expected, due to the state of affairs locally and around the world. But Mikel’s work is hung and we are very…

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Zoey Frank, online figure painting classes

Zoey Frank, online figure painting classes

March 25, 2020 | figurative painting | No Comments

I hope you are all safe and healthy. I am offering a series of online classes for the first time. I’m hoping we that can stay connected from afar and come together to study something uplifting and engaging while we are in our homes. Online Sketchbook Workshop: Part I: Multiple Figure Composition: Studies of Historical…

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Mardie Rees, figurative sculptures capture love & pain

Mardie Rees, figurative sculptures capture love & pain

Mardie Rees is a fine artist and figurative sculptor who is native to the Pacific Northwest. Born into a creative household, her childhood was spent sewing garments and building homes, drawing pictures and visiting museums. In her adolescence, Rees’ family uprooted and moved to Ecuador to facilitate community development. The years spent in Latin American…

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Kurt Wenner, Master of 3D Street Art

Kurt Wenner, Master of 3D Street Art

March 14, 2020 | figurative painting | No Comments

Beginnings Kurt Wenner attended Rhode Island School of Design and Art Center College of Design before working for NASA as an advanced scientific space illustrator. In 1982, Wenner left NASA for Italy to pursue his love of classical art. My interest in Renaissance classicism started with the simple desire to draw well. I was struck…

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Cristina Córdova, breathtaking ceramic figurative sculpture

Cristina Córdova, breathtaking ceramic figurative sculpture

March 11, 2020 | figurative sculpture | No Comments

Cristina Córdova received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez and continued to earn a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. In 2002 she entered a three year artists residency program at Penland School of Crafts where she later…

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