Figurative Artist Blog

Steven Hudson, evolution is unfolding

August 11, 2022

Things are becoming different now; the climate is changing. More genies are being let out of more and more plastic bottles. Evolution is unfolding in shocking ways as life is made to adapt to our aggressive agency. This process is often reflected in unsettling juxtapositions—the geese in the mall parking lot or the polar bear …

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Arye Shapiro, sculpting & painting from life

July 30, 2022

I draw, paint, and sculpt from life. I draw in pencil and charcoal, paint in oil, and sculpt in clay. Some of my sculptures have been cast in bronze. About the Artist Arye Shapiro has been producing figurative art since 1998. He creates figure sculptures. drawings, and oil paintings primarily from life, as well as …

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Lucia Horakova, where time stands still

May 30, 2022

My paintings are telling mainly about relationship that shares human to human as well as the human to planet. They represent the story of the Earth and people, their lives at the river shores, originated in a time when the Earth and human didn’t form such separated units yet. Embodied temperament intertwined with aspects of …

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Rosalind Shaffer, ceramic portraits in raku

May 8, 2022

Seeking balance and harmony in an ever more chaotic world has lead me to create sculpture and vessels with a meditative spirit and a personal reflection on the human condition. Some of the pieces, particularly in the figurative and animal stoppered vessels collection, offer a humorous social commentary. Nature is a primary inspiration for my …

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Gina Novendstern, a fragment of the figure

April 29, 2022

I was born in New Jersey and have lived and worked for most of my life in New York City. In the mid 80s, I left New York and moved to Mexico where I studied at the Instituto de Bellas Artes in Cuernavaca ​and found work in a studio producing monumental figurative sculptures. It was …

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Autumn Skye Morrison, inspirational figurative paintings

March 26, 2022

“Each canvas takes me on a journey, and as my paintbrush follows, each time I am led back to my centre. I believe that the role of the artist is especially crucial at this challenging and exciting time. While the world is at the precipice of momentous change, artworks have the potential to be maps, …

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Bernard Fischer, emotionally charged figures

March 10, 2022

A lot of children enjoy painting… with me, I just never stopped. Although I didn’t receive any training, at some point, I switched from poster paint to watercolors to oils. I’m a psychiatrist by training and painted as a stress reliever during medical school. But after starting to practice, I painted less often… I was …

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2023 NTD INTERNATIONAL FIGURE PAINTING COMPETITION – USA

February 3, 2022

The New Tang Dynasty (NTD) Television International Figure Painting Competition is one in a series of international arts and cultural events sponsored by NTD Television. With the mission of promoting the pure beauty, pure goodness, and pure authenticity of traditional painting, then competition provides a great opportunity for artists worldwide to showcase their talents and …

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Linda Wren, ceramic sculpture portraits

December 15, 2021

Linda Held Wren wrestles with these questions each time she enters her studio. If her sculptures make you smile (or cry), she has accomplished her goal. If they let you daydream, she has healed your heart. ​In the right hands, clay can be therapeutic. It can give shape to our feelings. ​ Linda received her …

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Camille Barnes, portrait painter New Orleans

September 9, 2021

Artist Camille Barnes studied at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts and attended many workshops. As a realist her paintings capture the essence of the subject matter, using color, light, and attention to details to make her subjects come alive. Much of her life has been a career of being a freelance artist, and …

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