Figurative Artist Blog

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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Joseph A. Miller, figures in the landscape

June 21, 2020

Joseph A. Miller is an Associate Professor of Art at S.U.N.Y. Buffalo State, where he has taught drawing and painting since 1997. His work is in numerous public and private collections, and has been shown internationally in Finland, China, Poland and the Czech Republic, as well as across the United States, from Berkeley, California to …

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Alan Douglas Ray conveys mystery & wonder

June 14, 2020

When Im alone, facing my easel, I imagine Im an illusionist. Not the kind who saws fine ladies in half or who makes elephants vanish in thin air. My trick is to create a convincing optical illusion with paint on a flat surface. I want to engage and entertain. If for a fleeting moment, viewers …

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Ruth Fox, nude body like fragmented, abstract landscape

May 18, 2020

Artist Statement ?”Some time ago now, I noticed that when you look down at the body in front of you, it can appear to be very much like a fragmented, abstract landscape made up of hills, terrains, valleys, lines and curves. I began to perceive not only how the body replicates Nature in this way, …

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Carole A Feuerman, thankful for a strong passion

May 2, 2020

I am thankful for a strong passion Time to Reflect I am especially grateful for this pause to be able to reflect on whats important to me to ask myself whether all aspects of my life are purposefully aligned, or whether some areas need grooming. Sometimes we get so caught up with our day-to-day …

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Chris Mars, my mission: free the oppressed, champion the persecuted

April 22, 2020

2005?? I learned it first from my Brother. He didnt teach me; I watched it. They will pin a word on your chest and use it against you. They will create a word thats excuse to take your humanity away. I saw it happen to him. ? And everyday, this: A word to make you …

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