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Kevin Chambers, figurative sculpture, nudes & portraits

Kevin Chambers, figurative sculpture, nudes & portraits

Which came first— the artist or the inspiration? For Kevin Chambers, the artist was intrinsic, but inspiration came at age 12. That is when he started formal art training in Blairsville, Georgia with famed artist Colleen Sterling. “She was the first person I found that was making a living being an artist,” he says, “It’s…

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Gene Rivas, painting with artist crayons & colored pencils

Gene Rivas, painting with artist crayons & colored pencils

I am an artist who paints portraits, dancers, nudes and other subjects with rich colors in classic and modern themes. I primarily work with Caran d’Ache Neocolor II and Lyra Aquacolor artists’ crayons, and Prismacolor colored pencils. I sometimes blend with the heat from a small hair dryer. Most of my larger paintings are rendered…

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Nude drawings raise objections at music festival

Nude drawings raise objections at music festival

May 5, 2018 | life drawing | 4 Comments

Recently a life drawing exhibition I coordinated in BC, Canada caused a tempest in a teacup… Nude drawings irk festival Coast Reporter Article April 12, 2018 As the Festival of the Performing Arts (FOPA) opened its three weeks of music competition this week, parents and teachers of junior pianists – some as young as five…

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The Naked & The Nude: Contemporary Masters of the Human Form

The Naked & The Nude: Contemporary Masters of the Human Form

The Naked & The Nude: Contemporary Masters of the Human Form Costa Vavagiakis invites us to celebrate the opening of The Naked & The Nude: Contemporary Masters of the Human Form which will be on exhibit May 2–June 30, 2018 at Studio 7, 5 Morristown Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924. This show features the work of…

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Marcos Palazzi, simple moments portraying happiness & joy

Marcos Palazzi, simple moments portraying happiness & joy

 Marcos Palazzi is a figurative painter based in Barcelona, who is recently showed at the gallery Sala Pares, the oldest gallery in Barcelona (where also Picasso had the chance to display his art). The expo is called “Dwanggedachten” and collects some stunning artworks, where you can admire the true talent of this artist. Among…

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Ellen Starr Lyon, ever-evolving state of being mother/wife/woman

Ellen Starr Lyon, ever-evolving state of being mother/wife/woman

April 28, 2018 | figurative painting | No Comments

Ellen works in oil and paints about what she loves. She employs vibrant color and an intimate look at everyday objects and scenes. “Our lives are all so busy with what feels like constant motion. I collect moments that to me describe a person or show a beautiful, ordinary scene in a very intimate way….

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