Britain’s National Portrait Gallery has chosen these four works from 2,538 entries from 84 countries as the shortlist for the prestigious BP Portrait Award 2019. See what you think. The painting depicts the photographer Sophie Mayanne and her dog Carla. Mayanne is known for Behind the Scars, a […]
Prudence Heward (1896–1947) was a portrait artist celebrated for her defiant female figures and expressionist colours. At the Theatre (1928) shows women in a public place unaccompanied by men, reflecting the growing independence of women in the 1920s.
I just caught up with Montreal artist Marina Dieul’s win for the People’s Choice award at last month’s Kingston Prize exhibit in Calgary. I have posted about her before (here) and she is clearly a rising star.
It was no surprise when one of Saatchi Online’s senior curators highlighted mixed media artist Annie Terrazzo’s latest work this week. The portrait artist, who works in trash and newspapers, has a hot exhibition schedule and a growing following. I became a fan when she exhibited in Toronto […]
Cayce Zavaglia paints in wool and thread and silk. Her remarkable “renegade embroidery,” as she calls it, is done on Belgian linen from one of the 100 or more photographs she snaps of each subject before beginning her layered portrait works. (See video at the bottom of this […]
Kelly Grace gets it absolutely right with Date Nights, her mixed media snapshots of the intimate moments leading up to going out. The poignant, realistic mini-portraits are among work that includes a series on faces and pinups, as well as still life paintings. (See end of the post […]