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Lannie Hart, exploring female sexuality & empowerment

Lannie Hart, exploring female sexuality & empowerment

Lannie Hart is a sculptor and painter born in Jacksonville, Florida. Raised in a family of creative women, Hart was exposed as a child to needle crafts, painting and the possibilities of making art from found objects. These inspirational women had a major impact on her development as an artist. After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth…

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Amanda Grae Platner, perseverance amid challenge & the psychology of choice

Amanda Grae Platner, perseverance amid challenge & the psychology of choice

My work explores discipline- perseverance amid challenge, and the psychology of choice, with a focus on painting and durational/endurance performance. Increasingly, the viewer is required to perform an action to complete the work. For example, Stand Back, I’m Busy [All These Options Series- No.1] and Go Ahead, Take It/ Bait and Switch read as abstract…

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Patricia Watwood, principle subject is the sacred feminine

Patricia Watwood, principle subject is the sacred feminine

Artist Statement I am a figurative artist working in the classical forms of oil painting and drawing media. I use narrative structures like symbols and myth to explore meaning in our common experience and to evoke a spiritual presence. My work prioritizes aesthetic principles, technical rigor, craft, perception and design. My principle subject is the…

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Mike Elam, City Arts Salon lively figurative show online soon

Mike Elam, City Arts Salon lively figurative show online soon

April 4, 2020 | figurative painting | 4 Comments

City Arts Salon We at the City Arts Salon were looking forward to showing the new works of artist Mikel Elam at our season opener. Unfortunately this will not happen in the way we expected, due to the state of affairs locally and around the world. But Mikel’s work is hung and we are very…

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Zoey Frank, online figure painting classes

Zoey Frank, online figure painting classes

March 25, 2020 | figurative painting | No Comments

I hope you are all safe and healthy. I am offering a series of online classes for the first time. I’m hoping we that can stay connected from afar and come together to study something uplifting and engaging while we are in our homes. Online Sketchbook Workshop: Part I: Multiple Figure Composition: Studies of Historical…

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Mardie Rees, figurative sculptures capture love & pain

Mardie Rees, figurative sculptures capture love & pain

Mardie Rees is a fine artist and figurative sculptor who is native to the Pacific Northwest. Born into a creative household, her childhood was spent sewing garments and building homes, drawing pictures and visiting museums. In her adolescence, Rees’ family uprooted and moved to Ecuador to facilitate community development. The years spent in Latin American…

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