Figurative art describes art that is derived from real object sources, particularly the human form, this one being a never ending source of inspiration for artists (painters and sculptors) of all times such as Cezanne, Van Gogh and Matisse to name just a few. From portraits and nudes to studies of the human form, figurative art has a wide representation in today’s art scene in a variety of media and styles.
“I find the Human Body/ Female Forms very interesting and complex. Each new work is a challenge to me in finding and expressing something new and exciting (…) I create my works to carry the message of artistic beauty, harmony and happiness”, says Carmen Tyrell.
“I really enjoy painting the human form, especially women, as it’s a constant challenge to capture skin tones, their sensuality and mood and the atmosphere they can portray. My paintings are evocative and thought provoking images. Portraits are a speciality which can capture a specific moment in time of your life and be a gift to last a lifetime”, says Martin J Leighton.
“I want to use my knowledge of colour, image and line to make pictures which involve and intrigue the viewer. I take ideas from around and within me, using intuition and imagination to create a new context. Much of my work stems from my subconscious, where I see actions, events and ideas as particular images and colours”, says Van Renselar.