Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hi to all my Bay Area friends, family and fellow Art Appreciators. It's been awhile since I've been back in the bay area. Ill be coming out this November to teach 2, Week long workshops at Cloud Castle Art Studio in Saratoga, CA. After studying and teaching in New York City for the past 5 years, I'm now living in Asheville, NC.  I teach at my own studio as well as workshops nationwide but I am very excited to be coming out for my first workshop in my home area. The workshop will be November 26th- 30th. Morning class will beFigure Drawing from 10am-2pm. The afternoon class will be Portrait Drawing 6:30-9:30pm. Both classes will cover the unique way of seeing accurately that I learned from studying under Jacob Collins at the Water Street Atelier at Grand Central Acadmey.  If you or anyone you may know, would be interested in more information on my workshop in Saratoga please pass along this email and/or visit my website or Cloud Castle Studio website below. I hope to see you all while I'm out!  

Angela Cunningham

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fine Art Connoisseur, October issue

I'd like to thank Peter Trippi for including me in this months issue of Fine Art Connoisseur as one of three artist to watch. Attached is the section of the article that he wrote on me. 

today ’ s ma s t e r s
Artists Making Their Mark
There is a lot of superb art being made these days; this column shines light on a trio of gifted individuals.

ANGELA CUNNINGHAM (b. 1977) personifies the hard-won
virtuosity and still-untapped potential of today’s younger classically
trained artists.
Her path thus far is typical of her peers in classical realism. Born and
raised in the Bay Area, Cunningham studied at various art colleges, ultimately
earning her B.F.A. in drawing and painting, with a minor in sculpture,
from Laguna College of Art and Design. After teaching in California
for a few years, she decided to master the classical approach to drawing
and painting under the mentorship of Jacob Collins at New York City’s
rigorous Grand Central Academy of Art. She shone brilliantly there and
graduated last year, though the academy does not actually issue an M.F.A.
Cunningham now teaches at her own atelier in Asheville, North Carolina,
and also at other studios around the country, especially in New York at
Grand Central and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s Beaux-
Arts Atelier. A talented sculptor in her own right, she assisted Meredith
Bergmann earlier this year (see page 79).
First and foremost, Cunningham is an outstanding draftsman, a gift
equally crucial to the success of her oil paintings and sculptures of individuals
(both nudes and heads). Admiring her works, we know exactly
where to locate the model, the artist, and ourselves: every area has been
thought through and executed deftly. Moreover, Cunningham’s superb
color studies reveal that line is not her only concern.
The challenge now for Cunningham, and indeed for others of her
generation, is to infuse these extraordinary skills with her own spirit, to
rise above the serenity — some might say sterility — of the atelier and to
speak for herself. Although multi-figure compositions may offer a way
forward, even a well-chosen single figure can communicate something
profound about both model and artist. Cunningham, it seems, need not
alter her look so much as her emphasis. She is ideally equipped to take
flight, and it will be a pleasure to see where she takes us.


 It has been awhile since I've had a chance to do a still life painting. I had alot of fun going through the process of this painting. I started the drawing a few months back and had to put it on hold when I moved this summer. Soon after I got to Asheville a friend contacted me asking if I would be interested in doing a Vanitas ( painting for an upcoming book. Thought this would be the perfect reason to reset up and finish the still life I had started. Below is the drawing I completed, the color study and final painting titled "Delicate".