March 24, 2020

Judging by her representation at the Cincinnati Museum of Art, Elizabeth Nourse is the Queen Artist of The Queen City- Cincinnati, Ohio. On a recent museum visit, I was thrilled to find two gallery walls dominated by her work, not surprising considering the museum has...

June 4, 2019

In this article, we continue our informative recap of survey respondents for the “Best Workshops” taken by portrait and figurative artists. Several artists wrote about their appreciation of and the value in a long workshop.

12-day Workshop Demo by Instructor Marvin Matt...

April 2, 2019

“I am still learning…” Michelangelo said this, at the age of 88, on his deathbed.

Regardless of whether we hold an MFA, claim to be self-taught, have newly retired to art, or were trained in an age of figurative art blight, as artists we are in a continual state of deve...

October 23, 2018

The main obstacle for artists collecting art is, as you can imagine, money.

Many artists have strategies, however. Alia El-Bermani and her husband add a piece to their collection each year as an anniversary present to each other.

George Kocar, who frequently sells at art...

October 3, 2018

When you sit down with a group of figurative artists, the conversation invariably turns to questions like, “Where are the collectors of figurative art?”

Often the answer is, “Right here!”

In researching statistics and stories for this article, I was tickled to find out h...

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