Fully From Life

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Fully From Life

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This category is intended to highlight works created solely from life without the use of any photographic references. This category is open to all subject matter and mediums, from drawings in charcoal to figurative work in oil done from live models as well as still life, sculpture, and animal art.

Working directly from life poses unique challenges to the artist. The natural world cannot be copied - it must be interpreted. In the absence of an intermediary, like photography, to assist in the translation of the subject, the artist is guided only by his or her individual exploration of the subject to create a uniquely personal representation of reality.

Winners

$2,500 Cash Award

First Place

Louis Szapary

After the Duel

2021

Oil on canvas

120 x 80 cm | 47 x 31 1/4 in

$1,000 Cash Award

Second Place

Tyler Berry

Brandon

2022

Oil on linen panel

50.8 x 40.64 cm | 20 x 16 in

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

$500 Cash Award

Third Place

Francesco Bianchini

Portrait of Niccolò

2021

Oil on canvas

60 x 55 cm | 23 1/2 x 21 1/2 in

Honorable Mentions

Chanel Cha

Dreaming

2022

Oil on linen

91.44 x 66.04 cm | 36 x 26 in

Alan Clarke

Ramon

2021

Bronze

40 x 27 cm | 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 in

Micol Cornali

Echo

2022

Clay

108 x 34 cm | 42 1/2 x 13 1/4 in

Carlo Russo

Rachel's Song

2021

Oil on panel

45.72 x 40.64 cm | 18 x 16 in

Carlo Russo

Spring

2021

Oil on panel

45.72 x 40.64 cm | 18 x 16 in

Phoebe-Louise Stewart Carter

Giulia

2022

Oil on linen

70 x 50 cm | 27 1/2 x 19 1/2 in

Phoebe-Louise Stewart Carter

Self-Portrait in the Winter

2022

Oil on linen

85 x 50 cm | 33 1/4 x 19 1/2 in

Shane Wolf

In Trutina

2021

Charcoal, sanguine, chalk, & pierre noire on paper

187 x 126 cm | 73 1/2 x 49 1/2 in

Finalists