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„Lesley Harrison“ An American Animal Painter

"Lesley Harrison" An American Animal Painter

Lesley Harrison is an American Animal Painter whose paintings touch the heart of every audience. She is a very popular wildlife artist who beautifully portrays the emotions and feelings of animal.

She says-“I was born loving animals and it seems to be in my blood”. She still remembers that day when she was taken to the headmaster’s room in school as she was drawing animal sketches in her class room instead of paying attention to the class teacher. She started to draw in second grade and she still recollects the day when she picked up the pastels for coloring and fell in love with it for the first time. It was love at first sight for her. She had tried various mediums too but she found pastels to be the best. In 1983 she was selling enough paintings of her to quit her day job.

Controversial Paintings By Christina Ramos Show Nuns As Sinners

Christina Ramos is a nationally recognized artist from Southern California specializing in figurative realism. Although she studied architecture and interior design during college, it was not until she was home raising her four children that she began focusing on painting. She refined her skills in figurative painting at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art. Her innovative use of acrylic has made her a much sought after demonstrator and instructor. She is currently a Golden Working Artist representing Golden Artist Colors, and a painting instructor at LAAFA.

Her work has been shown at many museums and galleries throughout the United States.

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Kloosterboer on Visions of Venus

In celebration of the Visions of Venus exhibition held at the Zhou B Art Center, in Chicago, Illinois, from April 20th through June 8th of 2018, I’m highlighting a selection of ten artworks to wet your appetite for this must-see exhibition.

A wonderful variety of artwork inspired by the premise of Visions of Venus will be shown that include paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures created by fiftythree artists from the United States and abroad.

The Premise

Throughout history, Venus has stood as the great archetype of love, beauty, enticement, seduction, sexuality, eroticism, fertility, desire and prosperity. As the goddess of love, she was seen as having blessed the unions of mortals by taming and assimilating the male essence and blending it with the female. As a fertility symbol, she was revered as the mother of the Roman people. As a “changer of hearts,” she was seen as a transformative force that encouraged her followers to cherish their sexuality and celebrate it in the context of love, marriage and family. In yet another incarnation, she was seen as the motivator of women on behalf of the military and the state. In all of her aspirations and intents, she is still perceived today as the embodiment of all things feminine and the complementary opposite of her male cognate, Mars. Venus, whether in a contemporary or classical incarnation, represents the female way of being, seeing and creating.

The accompanying issue of PoetsArtists Magazine to this exhibition features work of artists and writers in the depiction of the eternal feminine, both as a subject (Venus’s Visions) and as an object (Visions of Venus). Whether the idea is drawn from classical mythology or the ether of cyberspace, all artists present their finest depiction based on this timeless construct.

About the Curator

Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt is the co-curator of The Bennett Collection, a collection of contemporary figurative realist paintings of women that she co-created with her collaborator and spouse, Steven Alan Bennett. She is a student of classical mythology and well-known presence among collectors of figurative realist paintings.

 

Jason E. McPhillips - The Anadyomene (The Rising)

Jason E. McPhillips – The Anadyomene (The Rising)

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