Figurative art - Gregory Mortenson -
Best in Show: Gregory Mortenson, “Standing Proud,” 2018, oil on canvas, 50 x 26 in.

Congratulations to Gregory Mortenson on the win for his figurative painting “Standing Proud,” which recently won Best of Show in the 14th International Art Renewal Center (ARC) Salon Competition. This year the ARC received over 4,300 entries from 73 countries.

“Standing Proud” depicts a young girl Mortenson met while working on a humanities project in Haiti. “This young girl is growing up in an orphanage in Haiti,” Mortenson says. “She has survived an earthquake and a hurricane and is still standing proud.”

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If you would like to learn Gregory Mortenson’s painting process, his self-portrait video reveals every step, which can be used for portraits, figures or self-portraits: