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Artist Spotlight: Painting the Ordinary

“Almost all of life is lived in the ordinary,” says Dianne Massey Dunbar. "I wanted to honor what we see every day, our shared experiences. Rain. Street workmen. Coke bottles. The more I looked, the more I realized…”

An Artistic Allegory of an Artistic Life

In “Artist’s Panel,” Johnston gives us a glimpse into his world, as shown in this honest still life art that includes objects of inspiration and practicality. See it in person now through March 22.

One to Watch: Odile Richer

Odile Richer (b. 1978) makes paintings that read like giant, gorgeous pages in a surreally romantic yet strangely realistic storybook. Metaphors, myths, allegories, allusions — all can be found in this Canadian artist’s highly detailed creations.

One to Watch: Tanya Atanasova

If you haven’t heard of artist Tanya Atanasova, it might be time.

Spotlight on FACE Faculty: Tragic Beauty and the Human Condition

Masterful figurative artists such as Patricia Watwood are in such a unique position because — perhaps better than any other subject — the human body can communicate a multitude of deeply moving and fundamental themes. How and why does she do it? Find out here.

Printing Poetry and Carving Life

Out of a dark world in which death seems commonplace, a spark of light flashes through the intensely powerful and personal artworks by Alice Leora Briggs. Fine Art Today recently caught up with the artist, who graciously revealed parts of her artistic visions and personal journeys.

How Process Feeds Inspiration

Fine Art Today recently had the luxury of sitting down with amazing painter Nick Patten, who offered some engaging thoughts about his process, inspiration, and more. So impactful were they that we’ve decided to quote him in full.

Nature and Experience

It took William Nichols some time to develop a visual vocabulary that accurately expressed what he saw and experienced emotionally in nature. However, once discovered, the creativity — and paint — flowed in ways that continue to enthrall viewers and collectors.

Fresh Faces

Created in a diverse range of wet and dry media, Jon Sours’s subjects have a freshness that sets them apart from their abstract surroundings.

Spotlight on FACE Faculty: Max Ginsburg Tackles Social Realism and Modernism

Max Ginsburg is a painter with a conscience, using traditional realism and exquisite technique to explore his feelings about the human condition. Unafraid to paint the provocative and controversial social issues of our times, Ginsburg is helping bring representational painting into the contemporary age — a venture that began some 70 years ago.

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