Sunday, November 22, 2009

More Figure drawings from the past two years

"Zack" pencil on paper

"Jessica" pencil on paper

"Standing Male", pencil on paper

"Melissa" pencil on paper

"Andrew" pencil on paper

"Standing Female", pencil on paper sold

Friday, November 13, 2009

Art Renewal Scholarship winner

First Place, with honoraria of $5,000 have been awarded to two promising young students, Angela Cunningham, fromThe Grand Central Academy of Art in NY, New York and Elisabeth Ehmann, from The Grand Central Academy of Art in NY, New York.

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

New Work

"Justina", pencil on paper, sold

"Don", pencil on paper

"David", pencil on paper

"Jessica", Hydorcal

School and work keep me pretty busy. And it has been hard to keep up on this blog. I apologize. But here is a few new pieces. Let me know what you think. 

Saturday, September 19, 2009

We are very pleased to announce the winners of GCA Scholarship Awards for Academic Achievement in 2008 – 2009! The $7,500 and $2,500 prizes for first and second place, respectively, are applied towards the following year’s core tuition. In accepting the prize, each student is committing to remain in the core program for the full year.

Figure Category:
1st Place – Will St. John
2nd Place – Angela Cunningham

Cast Category:
1st Place – Carla Crawford
2nd Place – Emilie Lee

This year’s awards in the figure category were based primarily on a group of figure works. Will’s figure painting over the last year displays a deep understanding of the human form and conveys a mood that transcends academic study while showing a commitment to a classical aesthetic. Angela’s figure drawings are a meditation on form, expertly supported by a foundation of solid anatomy. From her figure drawing to figure sculpture to cast painting, she is developing into the sort of well-rounded artist rarely seen over the past century.

This year’s awards in the cast category were based on the completion of a single spectacular piece. Carla displayed constant focus during class and did some of the best block in and form work seen this year. Emilie chose one of the most difficult casts and inspired us all with her patience and perseverance to bring her piece to successful completion.

GCA Scholarship Committee

Saturday, July 4, 2009


"Jon", Hydrocal 

Here is a finished piece (in clay) which has just been casted and is getting the final finishing touches this week. 
Me working in the studio on "Maria"

work in progress

Quick portrait study

With the addition of sculpture being added to the GCA program, I have yet again fallen capture to the 3 dimensional form. I definitely have a passion for sculpture as much as I do for painting and cant see doing one without the other. I have concentrated a lot this year on sculpting and feel it has helped tremendously with my drawings as well. Here are just a few examples of the years work.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

GCA's 2nd Annual Classical Figure Sculpture Competition took place
last week in GCA's Sculpture Atelier from June 8 - 12. Twelve finalists competed in a
40 hour competition, modeling a half-size figure from life.

The sculptures were judged Friday evening, 6:00 - 8:00pm.
Judges Jacob Collins, Stuart Feldman and Richard Cameron
awarded the following:

First Place - Joshua Koffman
Second Place - Kate Brockman
Third Place - Jiwoong, Cheh
Honorable Mention - Julia McGeehan & Angela Cunningham

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Some of my 2nd year work

cast painting in progress

Four hour portrait study 

"Jesse", oil on canvas

"Santiago", pencil on paper

"Anna Nina", pencil on paper

Some 1st Year work

"Lip Cast", pencil on paper

"Female reclining", pencil on paper

"Maria", pencil on paper sold

"Laocoon", pencil on paper

So, I haven't been real good these past two years on keeping my website updated so I figured starting a blog would help keep friends and family updated on my new work and any new events happening here in New York. 
Here's a quick overview of the last two years for those of you who don't know. I moved to New York almost two years ago to study at Grand Central Academy of Art. Studying under Jacob Collins and other GCA faculty has pushed my work further then I have ever thought possible. The concentration put on form and details is just what I've been looking for to take my work to the next level.  My first two years have been mostly focused on drawing cast and figure, and I'm now starting to focus more on painting and sculpture. I promise to keep an ongoing update of my work in progress and hope you enjoy seeing the progression of my studies. Please feel free to leave comments and suggestions, the input is always helpful.