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I create oil on canvas portraits and figurative paintings that focus on redefining stereotypes placed on black bodies within society. These stereotypes include black people being associated with ...
This spotlight features a leader in the art community who will be joining us on the faculty of Pastel Live this September. Daud Akhriev was born in the former Soviet Union in 1959. He studied classical painting and drawing for 14 years...
“My work resonates with people who are attracted to the authentic and uncompromising energy of New York City — people who aspire to belong.”
Look out for art scams! It’s worth noting that these examples are quite possibly fake, sent either by an individual with ulterior motives or a spambot.
While devoted to plein air painting, the artist also often works in the studio where she refines or reworks the sketches made in plein air...
Enjoy this alla prima portrait demo by Kathie Wheeler, a classically trained fine art portrait painter in southwest Wisconsin, working primarily in oils.
"Inspiration finds me when I show up. I tell my students, I’m not inspired to paint, painting inspires me! Show up and do the work."
Today, enjoy these nine realistic drawings of people, places, and, for good measure, a puppy. Let them inspire you to explore new subjects and perspectives.
Lana Ballot draws endless pastel painting inspiration from the beaches near her studio, creating stunning pieces that reflect the subtle colors of the grasses and the translucency of the water.
When painting portraits, Annemarie Busschers strives to capture purity and, at the same time, a reality attained through looking intensely, without judgment, enlarging and enhancing the details she sees.

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