2017 Fall Chattanooga Portrait Academy

Artists traveled from throughout Tennessee and neighboring states to attend the Portrait Society of America’s Fall Portrait Academy, hosted by Townsend Atelier in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The event opened Friday evening with faculty artists Marc Chatov, Seth Haverkamp, and Dawn Whitelaw all demonstrating in their own distinctive way. Attendees were impressed that each artist took time to visit with them during model breaks, offering deeper explanations about their supplies and techniques and being very transparent with what worked for them and what didn’t. On Saturday morning Michelle Dunaway conducted an informative demonstration for the group. She imparted valuable insight on creating a uni

2017 Fall Philadelphia Portrait Academy

The Portrait Academies have always been a favorite event for our members and a great way to experience the educational instruction of the annual conferences in a more intimate format. This past October, the first of our fall academy series was held in Philadelphia, PA at Studio Incamminati School for Contemporary Realist Art, where attendees meet with and learned from faculty artists, Adrienne Stein, Alexandra Tyng, Lea Wight, and Quang Ho. The two-day event kicked off on Friday night with a face-off demonstration, where Stein, Tyng, and Wight worked simultaneously from three different model and talked through their creative process. Saturday offered a full day of programs, beginning in the

Balancing a Creative Life

Have you always been interested in art and can you give us a brief description about the circumstances that led you to a career in art? I have loved art since I was a child. I was raised by two very creative parents: my mother an interior designer, and my father an artist. Since the age of 10, we watched as my dad filled many pads of paper with life drawings and produced many more paintings. My mother loved changing the color of the walls in her home (still does) and having new draperies sewn or meeting with clients. A favorite part of my growing years was drawing, painting, and pouring through art books. At the age of 88, my dad was working on a large mural for a client and has since passed

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to further the traditions of fine art portraiture and figurative art. 

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