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Some of our member artists at work in the world of art

    World-renowned artist Richard Scott discusses his painting
    Kelly Borsheim gets a classical drawing of a plaster casting just right
    Elena Roche wins a well-deserved grand prize
    Nicholas St.John Rosse throws himself into painting a monumental mural of The Last Supper for St. Paul's The Apostle Catholic Church in his home county of Cornwall, England
    Susan Cornelis beams with justified pride in front of her wonderful figurative abstract Lady Of Whispers
    Figure-Drawing League members work at their art until they are absolutely exhausted! Ron Sanders won all sorts of awards and prizes for this wonderful triple-self-portrait painting
    Kristina Laurendi Havens begins a splendid new painting
    Figure-Drawing League members are philosophical. David M. Stallings believes, "The world is full of harsh, loud vulgarity. I want to bring forth a soft, quiet beauty." And, true to his word, David does just that with his paintings and drawings. . . .
    Figure-Drawing League members travel the world looking for great art. Here, Kelly Borsheim soaks up some inspiration from the Old Master sculptors in Italy
    Figure-Drawing League members are innovative. Jean Lagadec's minimalist art expresses a transcendental vision of abstracted beauty, and Jean follows the Eastern concept that a work of art is finished only when you cannot take anything more out.
    Figure-Drawing League members can also be versatile. Colin Page enjoys plein-air painting beautiful Maine landscapes
    Kelly Borsheim works on her magnificent painting of Icarus
    Figure-Drawing League artists do noble deeds. Rod Lamkey generously contributes portrait paintings to The Faces of the Fallen memorial at Arlington National Cemetery
    Agnes Preszler puts fine finishing touches on one of her many, many portraits.
    Larry Otoo beams in front of two of his wonderful paintings that have so excited the art world in Ghana.
    Along with running his popular life-drawing group in Toronto, Canada, artist Gary Smith, right, creates fun and memorable art events for his students and the art-loving public. Here, he engages another artist in a face-to-face portrait challenge.




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The Figure-Drawing League

Who may join: Membership in the Figure-Drawing League is potentially open to anyone, novice or experienced, amateur or professional, who draws or paints the human figure in any two-dimensional medium (except photography), in any style.
How it works: I will visit your website and choose a cross-section of your figure art. (Of course, the art must be original, not a copy of anyone's art without their permission.) I'll link them into this website page so they appear automatically, along with your name and website address. (If you don't have your own website but would like to join us anyway, you'd be very welcome -- email me and we can probably work out some simple solution.)
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