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Marie Frances, drawing the heart & spirit of a person

Marie Frances, drawing the heart & spirit of a person

September 12, 2018 | life drawing, portrait painting | No Comments

Marie is a Cincinnati based fine artist who captures expression and gesture beautifully in her graphite drawings and oil paintings. Her work is carefully rendered with delicate detail bringing life to her subjects. She finds inspiration in the grace and beauty of dance and strives to capture the essence of each individual in her portrait…

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Ellen Soderquist, drawings of figures wrapped in rapture

Ellen Soderquist, drawings of figures wrapped in rapture

September 8, 2018 | life drawing, mixed media art | No Comments

Rapt Cocoon Series Both of the series, Rapt Cocoon and Rapt Shadow, began with a play on the words: wrapped and rapture. Initially, the imagery for Rapt Cocoon was influenced by Egon Schiele’s drawings of himself wrapped in his prison cell blankets while serving a sentence for pornography in the Austrian village of Neulengbach in…

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Judy Pilarczyk, narrative realism paintings of people

Judy Pilarczyk, narrative realism paintings of people

September 5, 2018 | figurative painting | No Comments

Specializing in oil painting and works in pencil, Judy has received an MA from The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Poland. Since graduating she has exhibited internationally as part of group displays. As a member of the Polish Plein-Air Painting society, she takes part in group exhibitions every year. Judy’s work can…

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Ann Greitzer, portrait drawings

Ann Greitzer, portrait drawings

August 25, 2018 | life drawing | No Comments

Paraphrasing from Wikipedia, a portrait is an artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood. A portrait often looks directly at us, in order to most successfully engage the subject with the viewer. I liken the peaks…

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Archil Pichkhadze, painting is the act of looking

Archil Pichkhadze, painting is the act of looking

August 11, 2018 | figurative painting | No Comments

MAKING A PAINTING I am in love with the visual world. For me, the most important part of making a painting is the act of looking. Careful observation leads to sustained moments of clarity. In these moments I can move beyond preconceptions, experiencing all things mundane as magical. Every painting presents me with the task…

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Katha Rossein, figurative archival dye sublimation on metal

Katha Rossein, figurative archival dye sublimation on metal

Studying Fine Arts at NYU during the late 1960’s was a time fraught with political movements both from the anti war movement to civil rights to the woman’s movement and my training as both a painter and print maker quickly combined using figurative expression to speak to the politics of the times. I went on…

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