Observation and study are necessary to achieve mastery of light and form – Andrew Loomis
University of Arizona, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2005
Studio Escalier “Portrait Intensive” Painting – April 2015
Studio Escalier “December in Paris” Drawing – December 2016
Grand Central Atelier “Winter Boot Camp” Drawing – January 2017
Exhibitions, Awards, and Grants
2018 – Grand Central Atelier Winter Boot Camp Scholarship
2016 – Arizona Commission on the Arts Professional Development Grant
2016 – Galeria Senita Loteria de Tucson – 54 Artists Interpret the Loteria
I am passionate about studying the figure.
I am fascinated by the rhythms that the complex crossing of muscles over bones create, and the way that each part of the body fits together with the next. This construction supports our bodies against gravity and allows us to move through the world.
Our bodies are the vehicles by which we accomplish daily life, and the way in which we interact with each other. Directly working with models has created a new interpersonal dynamic that I am interested in starting to explore in my artwork.
Tucson Figurative Arts Studio
May of 2016, I launched Tucson Figurative Arts Studio, offering uninstructed figure sessions 2-4 times a week to anyone in the community with an interest in studying the figure. In addition to scheduling and facilitating these sessions for up to 8 other artists at one time, I participate as an artist, using this time to further my own understanding.
While my own main interest is in realist work, I host artists from a broad spectrum. Artists that visit my studio with a desire to study the human figure come from different backgrounds, such as college students, professionals, and adult learners exploring new interests, with styles ranging from realism to expressionism.