"bay area figurative art"
with shirin nikoukari
Prerequisite for this more advanced class is Intro or Intermediate Abstract Acrylics.
During the 1950s, a few painters in the San Francisco Bay Area shifted from the prevailing style of Abstract Expressionism in favor of a return to figurative painting. They created what would come to be known as "Bay Area Figurative Art."
In this class, students will learn about:
At the end, students will get to make a surprise 3D project, led by the instructor.
Proficient artists who have taken this class may want to investigate our Mentorship Program.
About the instructors
I started painting when I was young. I moved to the United States in my 20's and mix my Persian culture with my abstract inspirations. The pomegranate is a sacred symbol for me and often shows in my work as well as Persian Calligraphy. As I have evolved, my work has become more abstract.
Roberta Dyer is a Signature Member of the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, The International Society of Acrylic Painters, and The San Diego Watercolor Society. She has received numerous awards in a variety of venues. She has served as a juror for competitive shows and has demonstrated and led painting groups for several years. Roberta is the past Director of the International Exhibition for the San Diego Watercolor Society and has served as president of that same organization. Roberta's art is best described as expressive, whether figurative or abstract. She uses a combination of bold color and mixed media techniques to present her subjects in unusual ways.
Barbara is a part of the Professional Artist Program at Art on 30th, an award-wining artist, member of the Oceanside Museum of Art Artist Alliance, and has been painting for over 10 years.
As far back as I can remember, I have drawn and painted faces but recently, I've been more interested in deconstructing the architecture of the face to see how far I can abstract it and still capture the intangible human qualities. I am drawn to rich, vibrant color and a whimsical, narrative approach to painting. My characters are quirky people painted with a sense of sophistication. The backgrounds of my paintings are typically thick, saturated pigment applied with a palette knife. I then draw back into the paint with symbols and words adding a linear and textural quality to the surface.
I recently started Smart Works that offers business services for career artists and helping artists with the stuff they don’t want to do. You know, everything on the 'business side' of being an artist. I've been selling my art online and in galleries since 2007. I also teach classes on everything related to marketing and selling your art. Let me help you whip your creative business into shape and get your art career on track!
My Artist Website | My Smart Works Website
A professional actor and director, Bruce Turk has maintained a practice of visual art for many years. He studied drawing at Northwestern University, was mentored by artist Yukio Nishinarita in Japan, and studied painting with Ronnie Landfield at the Art Students’ League of New York. Most recently, his work has been shown in several juried shows at Art on 30th and has been published in numerous literary journals. His solo show, Archive, will be exhibited as part of the 2022 Art Night Encinitas.
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