Meet Alex Loza, a representational artist currently living in Collegedale, TN. For the past 17 years he has had the privilege to be commissioned to paint numerous portraits for private collectors throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America. He has participated along other muralists in several public art projects around the Chicago and Chattanooga area. For many years he volunteered his artistic and anatomical skills to develop several composite sketches (composite imagery) for the Chicago Police Department (CPD).
Recently we posted a Meet the Artist profile on Josh Tiessen. He sent us this great video using Princeton Select Artiste. This painting has been juried into the International Guild of Realism exhibition opening Aug 28 at Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA, representing top realist artists from around the world.
This week we feature contemporary photorealism artist Susan Harrell of Greensboro, North Carolina. Susan aspires to uplift her viewers, showcasing the beauty and strength found in the fabric of everyday life. Her major focus is still life, but a diversity of genres and subject matter can be found in her work. Harrell is a self-taught artist who began by replicating the works of Renaissance masters, eventually transitioning to her own original works. Her style incorporates supersaturated colors, high contrast, and the focus on detail characteristic of contemporary photorealism. Dramatic lighting is often a key element and Harrell enjoys making use of surfaces with reflective qualities such as glass, water, and chrome.