portrait painting

Portrait painting, portraiture, people in paint, faces, characters in painting

Tom Montan, painting the homeless

My current work is a series of portraits (48″ x 48″ oil on wood panels) that focuses on the growing homeless population in America and in my hometown, which I am juxtaposing against backdrops of ornate wallpaper designs. The goal of these large realist portraits is to highlight a universal struggle for survival. This colorful …

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Storytellers Figurative Clay Exhibition

“Storytellers”, 10 sculptors working in clay Clayton Galleries, Tampa, FL, March 29-April 30, 2011 Cheryl Tall Gerit Grimm Cynthia Siegel Angel Dicosolo Magda Gluszek Misty Gamble Priscilla Hollingsworth Maria De Castro Ceil Sturdevant Nuala Creed Cheryl Tall, “The Phoenician Couple”. 2011, 48x22x27″, ceramic Exhibition Dates: March 29-April 30, 2011 Opening Reception: Friday, April 1, 7pm …

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How Alice Neel revived portraiture

By Douglas Britt Alice Neel – a portrait painter during an era when portraiture was considered obsolete – was heading into old age by the time she began to enjoy some recognition in the 1960s, and her reputation has grown steadily ever since. Marlene Dumas, a figurative painter whose career has benefited from Neel’s trailblazing, …

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