It is a truly striking piece. Described with words, it’s a realistic work showing three adolescent children interacting in a natural pool of mud. One would imagine that a lot of mud in a painting wouldn’t necessarily involve a feast for the eyes in terms of interplay of saturated colours and light — but that is exactly what is enticing about this painting.Read More
Victoria Selbach is a contemporary artist based in New York that caught my eye a few years ago due to her life size nude paintings and the powerful nature they embodied. There is a definite sense of femininity in her work yet the way Victoria combines detailed and symbolic collage work makes the audience wonder how pure her paintings truly are. There are many layers that lie deep beneath the surface of Victoria’s work and I was intrigued to learn more about her approach to each piece.Read More
Feminist painter Daena Title is best known for her obsession with the seductive force of modern female icons. Her figurative work examines societal trends and influences, especially as they impact women. She finds Beauty Pageant contestants particularly problematic. They’re admirable, but objectified. And why are they all so gosh darn happy? Using oil paint, mixed media or acrylics on canvas,Title shows us her deep ambivalence towards society’s emphasis on youth and beauty, and her musings about the lines between empowerment and exploitation; external approval and self respect; lunacy and joy.Read More
Christina Ramos is a nationally recognized artist from Southern California specializing in figurative realism. Although she studied architecture and interior design during college, it was not until she was home raising her four children that she began focusing on painting. She refined her skills in figurative painting at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art. Her innovative use of acrylic has made her a much sought after demonstrator and instructor. She is currently a Golden Working Artist representing Golden Artist Colors, and a painting instructor at LAAFA.Read More
Shana Levenson is a representational painter from Albuquerque, NM. Her passion for the arts led her to pursue a BA in Fashion Design from The University of Texas, in Austin, and after the birth of her children in 2009 and 2010, an MFA in Fine Art Painting from the Academy of Art University, in San Francisco.Read More
Kathrin Longhurst was born in communist East Germany. A classically trained figurative painter, she began attending life drawing classes at the age of fourteen. When she was just fifteen, her family escaped from ‘behind the iron curtain’, relocating to Sweden. This jarring transition from a totalitarian regime to a democracy sparked Kathrin’s passion for exploring the concepts of freedom of speech and expression, concepts that continue to thread through her work today.Read More
I met Pamela Wilson in 1997, when my own artistic career took an exciting turn. I was ‘discovered’ by a renown NY gallery which had just opened its doors in Philadelphia. As one of their artists, I was invited to come to the grand opening.
Arriving from Oslo on the same day as the opening, I had just enough time to be welcomed by the gallerist when the crowds filled the rooms. Slowly, I made my way around the gallery, shaking hands and trying to have a closer view of the artworks.Read More
Every month we ask our staff to select works posted on social media which have been tagged and completed for that month. We then ask an anonymous juror such as art collectors or museum and/or gallery directors to select which is the best for that month and we then award the artist/s selected. All the artworks selected are published online and the link or PDF is sent to art collectors.
Our staff includes podcasters such as John Dalton, art writers such as Walt Morton, Natalie Holland, renowned artists such as F.Scott Hess, and also our publisher and curators.
Here are the selections for March 2018.Read More
Internationally acclaimed German artist Gerhard Richter recently said: “Beauty is being discredited. When fashion and models are called beautiful, they’re not. They look rather stupid.”Read More
On March 8th, coinciding with the celebration of International Women’s Day, the Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) opened an exhibition of painting and sculpture, showing a selection of the best of Spanish contemporary figurative art.Read More
I was teaching a life drawing class recently, and I came up against one of the main issues that gives me qualms about teaching at all. My student was doing something which he thought was wrong, and he asked me about it. From a certain perspective, having to do with the mechanical representation of the optical facts, he was correct. What he was drawing was wrong. But the art teacher telling the student that some quirk is wrong rankles with me. So I told him what I really think.Read More
“I wandered lonely as a cloud . . . something, something, something…”
In praise of the half-remembered gems of poetry. . . continue reading on Medium.Read More