Figurative Artist Blog

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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Paula O’Brien, palette knife painting & iPad drawings

August 31, 2021

Figurative painting, painting people became my passion after returning to weekly life drawing practice in 2007. My figurative paintings in oils features lots of palette knife, scraping, textures and bold colors. Working from direct observation of light on the human form was pivotal to my path as an artist and I became bold enough to …

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Michela Papavassiliou, contemporary abstract figurative painting

July 31, 2021

Perhaps it goes without saying that for me art is not just a primary need, it has always been my way of living, breathing, looking at things. My father, a surrealist painter, was certainly my Master of Art and Life. I remember when I was just 4 years old when he raised me in his …

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Enrico Salvadori, dramatic figurative drawings

June 25, 2021

I’m a photographer. For years I’ve been publishing my works on the most important Italian and European male magazines. Mostly, I covered sport. I’ve also been assigned a Nike USA worldwide campaign and collaborated on making images on the world of football for Nike Italy. I shot for racing teams, trying to capture the soul …

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