April 14, 2020

I recently interviewed Dan Thompson and Mary Qian about what it’s really like to take part in a Face-Off! Both artists did their first Face-Off in Atlanta, 2019. The Face-Off is a popular annual Portrait Society of America conference event which kicks off the main conf...

When I attended my first PSoA Annual Conference in 2010, I was inspired, amazed, reinvigorated and newly driven. On seeing the winners at the Saturday banquet standing on the stage, I immediately set myself a lofty goal, knowing it would take a lot of work and dedicati...

May 28, 2019

Whether you are new to art or have an accomplished art career, there is a advantage to connecting and engaging with others who share our values and viewpoints. When I was searching for a path into the world of art, someone suggested I attend the Portrait Society of Ame...

January 15, 2019

For many artists, teaching is an important part of their career. It can provide inspiration, community, and a steady income, but balancing it with one’s own work can be challenging. I asked several prominent painters who teach to share their thoughts about the effects...