Figurative Artist Blog

Raime Lee, artist, illustrator, designer

July 22, 2020

. Raime Lee is an artist, illustrator, and designer. Her fine art investigates emotions and themes of life and death by using both figure and environment in her image-making. She faces the uncomfortable depths within to better understand the breadth of sorrow and love that coexist together, encouraging others to do the same. She also …

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Joseph A. Miller, figures in the landscape

June 21, 2020

Joseph A. Miller is an Associate Professor of Art at S.U.N.Y. Buffalo State, where he has taught drawing and painting since 1997. His work is in numerous public and private collections, and has been shown internationally in Finland, China, Poland and the Czech Republic, as well as across the United States, from Berkeley, California to …

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Alan Douglas Ray conveys mystery & wonder

June 14, 2020

When Im alone, facing my easel, I imagine Im an illusionist. Not the kind who saws fine ladies in half or who makes elephants vanish in thin air. My trick is to create a convincing optical illusion with paint on a flat surface. I want to engage and entertain. If for a fleeting moment, viewers …

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Ruth Fox, nude body like fragmented, abstract landscape

May 18, 2020

Artist Statement ?”Some time ago now, I noticed that when you look down at the body in front of you, it can appear to be very much like a fragmented, abstract landscape made up of hills, terrains, valleys, lines and curves. I began to perceive not only how the body replicates Nature in this way, …

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Carole A Feuerman, thankful for a strong passion

May 2, 2020

I am thankful for a strong passion Time to Reflect I am especially grateful for this pause to be able to reflect on whats important to me to ask myself whether all aspects of my life are purposefully aligned, or whether some areas need grooming. Sometimes we get so caught up with our day-to-day …

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Chris Mars, my mission: free the oppressed, champion the persecuted

April 22, 2020

2005?? I learned it first from my Brother. He didnt teach me; I watched it. They will pin a word on your chest and use it against you. They will create a word thats excuse to take your humanity away. I saw it happen to him. ? And everyday, this: A word to make you …

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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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