The Nude in the 21st Century

James Archer



Andy Beck



Alexandra Becker-Black



Joseph Besch



Mike Binzer



Susan Boehm



Sarah Burns



Reed Clarke



Don Copper



Robert Creighton



Angela Cunningham



Angela Cunningham



Seth Daulton



Seth Daulton



Evan Degenfelder



Rachel Foster



Graehound



Alison Harris



Larissa Hauck



Annie Heisey



Sabrina Hughes



Michael Kelly



Elizabeth Kendall



Patrick Kernan



Patrick Kernan



Junsoo Kim



Junsoo Kim



Cynthia Lahti



Cynthia Lahti



Cathy Locke



V.E. Long



V.E. Long



Mary Mahoney



Mary Mahoney



Andrea Moni



Kathryn Nussdorf



Colin Poole



Gail Postal



Gail Postal



Nick Reszetar



Ben Rosenberg



Ben Rosenberg



Robert Rosenthal



Robert Rosenthal



Bethany Rowland



Steven Rushefsky



Soo Ock Ryu



Dixie Salazar



Deborah Shapiro



Deborah Shapiro



Gregory Siler



Ellen Soderquist



Ellen Soderquist



Jon Sours



Tovah Stevenson



Lisa Taylor



Georganne Watters


Angela Cunningham
(Marshall, NC, USA)
Artist Website

Blue Satin, Oil on Canvas, 24x16

I am a painter as well as a sculptor in a naturalistic and realistic style. I enjoy paying close attention to precise detail, and accurately portraying things as they exist in a natural setting.
My inspiration is the character and individuality of my subjects. I work from life, for I feel it's the purest way to see the intricacies of the subject's form, and the only way to interact and be inspired by the subject in front of me. Painting is not only a way of observing the world and getting lost in its beauty, but also it's also an interaction,
an understanding, and a relationship with life itself. Every individual, object and environment has something that is unique, and I'm continually fascinated to learn each of my subject's character, traits, thoughts, and/or quirks. I've found that there is an underlying element of commonality between all things if one spends the time to observe and relate. Being an artist is a way for me to learn and share a glimpse into humanity.

I draw artistic inspiration from many artists, especially the Naturalists of the century (Emile Fraint, William Bliss Baker), the late 19th Realists (Ivan Nikolaevich Kramskoi), the sculptor Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, and contemporary artists Bruno Walpoth, Sally Mann, and Nicola Hicks. And I find these artists' quotes particularly apt and inspiring:

"We have to teach our eyes to look at nature, and there are many of us who have
never seen it and never will."
-- Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin

"However clever you may be, Nature is your superior; however great your talent, she is greater: and if you only obey her you are sure to not be beside the mark. Great artists are truthful, and it is Nature who has taught them truth."
-Gustave Fraipont


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