Figurative Artist Blog

Jane Jaskevich, figurative sculpture in stone

April 18, 2020

My stone sculptures are mystical in nature. An AJC reviewer once said Jane creates dreams in stone. My art reflects the coexistence of the conscious and subconscious, the symbolic and literal, and the ancient and modern. I am a direct carver. I draw directly on the stone. With an idea in my mind, I …

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Lannie Hart, exploring female sexuality & empowerment

April 15, 2020

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

April 11, 2020

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, Im 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

April 8, 2020

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

April 4, 2020

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 Mikels work is hung and we are very …

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Zoey Frank, online figure painting classes

March 25, 2020

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

March 18, 2020

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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Kurt Wenner, Master of 3D Street Art

March 14, 2020

Beginnings Kurt Wenner attended Rhode Island School of Design and Art Center College of Design before working for NASA as an advanced scientific space illustrator. In 1982, Wenner left NASA for Italy to pursue his love of classical art. My interest in Renaissance classicism started with the simple desire to draw well. I was struck …

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Cristina Crdova, breathtaking ceramic figurative sculpture

March 11, 2020

Cristina Crdova received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagez and continued to earn a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. In 2002 she entered a three year artists residency program at Penland School of Crafts where she later …

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Mark Cross, South Pacific’s leading contemporary realist painter

March 7, 2020

New Zealand born artist Mark Cross is considered one of the South Pacific’s leading contemporary realist painters. Dividing his time between studios in Auckland and the central Polynesian island of Niue, Mark Cross works are sought after by collectors from the Pacific rim and further afield. Employing landscapes often with people in them, Mark Cross …

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