Dominic Avant

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Dominic Avant

United States

Dominic Avant received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Rhode Island School of Design. Upon completion at RISD he worked as a freelance illustrator. He was then recruited by Walt Disney Feature Animation and worked on numerous feature films. It was this creative community that introduced him to plein air painting. He feels plein air painting and painting from life in general play an essential role in being a representational artist. His strong sense of light, vivid color, and fluid brushwork is a direct result of his many hours invested in working through direct observation.

Avant is also recognized as an award-winning figurative painter.  Most notably, he has won numerous high honors in the Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competitions, Best of Show at the OPA Eastern Regionals, and four separate awards with his painting of “Repose” in the 15th International ARC Salon, which exhibited at Sotheby’s NY and the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) in Barcelona, Spain in 2021.

Dominic’s work is a fusion of realism and impressionism.  He strives to evoke in his viewers the same emotions that compel him to paint from the first brushstroke. Dominic is a faculty member at Ringling College of Art & Design and an established painter with works in collections throughout the U.S. as well as abroad.

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