January 17, 2017

At the end of June 2016 I got on a plane in London leaving my husband and two school-going children behind, and headed to Rome. I was off to do a two-week figure painting workshop with the artist Hollis Dunlap, and to see the city’s treasure trove of art and architectu...

August 15, 2016

Orange dress. By Hollis Dunlap

LONDON, United Kingdom - Not long after I created an Instagram account in October 2015, I discovered the American figurative artist Hollis Dunlap. Hollis had around eighty four thousand followers so evidently I was slow to the mark. I foun...

June 23, 2016

LONDON, United Kingdom — On a warm Thursday evening in June, I packed my art bag, kissed the family goodbye, and headed to the Hampstead School of Art. I was so excited I almost ran to my destination. I was about to paint alongside the British artist Tim Benson. Tim is...

June 22, 2016

Artist Clara Drummond standing with her painting 'Girl in a Liberty Dress'. Winner of the BP Portrait Award 2016 

LONDON, United Kingdom - After what must have been a nail biting few weeks for the three shortlisted artists, last night Clara Drummond was announced w...

December 11, 2015

I first met Richard Demato about five years ago. I was walking down the high street in Sag Harbor in New Yorks' Long Island, and noticed a painting of a woman surrounded by birds in a gallery window. I went in to take a closer look, and there was this guy sitting behin...

October 1, 2015


It's not often you meet someone as talented as Frank Oriti who is as down to earth, self effacing, and without the ego and pretentious posturing that artists with a lot less talent have. Beyond being a magnificent painter, he is intelligent, articulate, and engaging....

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