Figurative Artist Blog

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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Adrienne Stein, romantic nudes in gorgeous petalled clouds

March 4, 2020

In a time in which figurative art has reached a pinnacle of quality, up-and-coming painters need more than just the know-how of old master techniques and the ability to paint over-idealized beauty. Perhaps as lovely and as temperate as Shakespeares love was to his summers day, the painted works by Adrienne Stein are ideal images …

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Karole Marois, emotional spiritual connections with water

February 29, 2020

Karole Marois is a visual artist based in Prince Edward County Ontario. She was born and raised in the small francophone city of Eastview, east of Ottawa. A graduate of the Fine Arts program at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, she also holds a diploma from the Academy of Fine Arts …

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Katha Rossein, from physician to abstract figure painter

February 26, 2020

I have spent my life creating safe spaces for patients to reveal themselves… In turn, painting has given me that safe space to reveal myself. The body is my medium- I see/feel/know the body as something that gives me inspiration. As a physician and artist it is the language with which I am most comfortable.Studying …

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