Figurative Artist Blog

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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Patricia Schappler, connected histories in an ongoing love story

October 14, 2020

My imagery focuses on the drawn and painted figure in shallow, often collaged spaces. I work from family and friends and am encouraged by the narrative that naturally accompanies a psychologically driven subject. Merging my love of Western sensual form with Eastern, flat patterned design, I alternate between depth and surface to create pictorial tension. …

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Michael Price, painting with natural & mineral pigments

September 17, 2020

. “The archetypal world inside ourselves is just as real – or imaginary – as the physical world we inhabit.” With Renaissance Art as his ‘guiding star,’ American Michael Price has been a professional painter since the 1980s. Making his own pigments from minerals, rocks and crystals just like his artistic ancestors centuries before, Price …

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Leslie Singer, beyond traditional portraiture

September 16, 2020

BIOGRAPHY Leslie Singer attended a special arts high school and continued painting in her early college years, but stopped when she was 21 and didn’t pick up a brush for many years. “I wanted to paint the figure, which was frowned upon at the time,” Singer said. She became an English major and pursued a …

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Raime Lee, artist, illustrator, designer

July 22, 2020

. Raime Lee is an artist, illustrator, and designer. Her fine art investigates emotions and themes of life and death by using both figure and environment in her image-making. She faces the uncomfortable depths within to better understand the breadth of sorrow and love that coexist together, encouraging others to do the same. She also …

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