Figurative Artist Blog

Camille Barnes, portrait painter New Orleans

September 9, 2021

Artist Camille Barnes studied at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts and attended many workshops. As a realist her paintings capture the essence of the subject matter, using color, light, and attention to details to make her subjects come alive. Much of her life has been a career of being a freelance artist, and …

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Paula O’Brien, palette knife painting & iPad drawings

August 31, 2021

Figurative painting, painting people became my passion after returning to weekly life drawing practice in 2007. My figurative paintings in oils features lots of palette knife, scraping, textures and bold colors. Working from direct observation of light on the human form was pivotal to my path as an artist and I became bold enough to …

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Michela Papavassiliou, contemporary abstract figurative painting

July 31, 2021

Perhaps it goes without saying that for me art is not just a primary need, it has always been my way of living, breathing, looking at things. My father, a surrealist painter, was certainly my Master of Art and Life. I remember when I was just 4 years old when he raised me in his …

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Enrico Salvadori, dramatic figurative drawings

June 25, 2021

I’m a photographer. For years I’ve been publishing my works on the most important Italian and European male magazines. Mostly, I covered sport. I’ve also been assigned a Nike USA worldwide campaign and collaborated on making images on the world of football for Nike Italy. I shot for racing teams, trying to capture the soul …

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Sheena McCorquodale, sculpting full sized figures from chicken wire

May 29, 2021

Back in the 80s, I worked full time for a TV studio doing graphics and on off hours I worked for local community theatre companies doing set design and props. Papier mache over wire structures was the quick answer for a number of set props. I started experimenting with papier mache for my home, sculpting …

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Alicia Campos Massó, storytelling without words

May 15, 2021

Artist Statement – Alicia Campos Massó “What is the essence of Art for you? For me, it is telling a story without words. My paintings will tell ‘you’ stories using symbolic sceneries. The vision of women and children going through different life experiences and stages through symbols tells ‘you’ that story through Narrative Art. Volunteer …

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Aaron Morgan Brown, painting an alternate interior reality

May 2, 2021

Statement My paintings are pictorial orchestrations — views of an alternate interior reality that are sewn together from daily observations, memories, impressions of the world at large, and my imagination. They are a prismatic lens through which I can re-view the world, and a transcription of what I encounter there. The images that inform my …

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Edward Huner, disparate images and spatial tensions

April 24, 2021

My creative search is to find a fulcrum among disparate images and spatial tensions. The narratives are typically incomplete as my metaphors are personal and often allusive. The mood may be self evident as are the elements, but innuendo attempts to stimulate the viewer into participation. I trust the viewer will bring their own life …

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Eugene Kuperman, social commentary for positive change

April 14, 2021

Eugene Kuperman is a published and an award winning artist. Eugene’s work is in many private collections including in a private collection of Robert Harris Rothchild who has many notable works in his collection by artists like: Rembrandt, Chagall, Dali, Ernst, Lichtenstein, and many more. An art catalog came out in 2012 featuring many of …

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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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