Malone A. Samuels, M.F.A
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Award Winning Instructor at Art League School - Among the artists Malone A. Samuels studied with are BURNE HOGARTH, who he assisted at the Scottsdale Artist's School, GLENN VILPPU who was not only his teacher, but mentor and artistic "guru" as well, GENE COLAN, who is a world renowned Marvel comic book artist, JOE KUBERT, while he was a student at the Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art and JOSEPH SHEPPARD at Maryland Institute College of Art. Currently, Malone A. Samuels art work can be seen in the book, APHRODISIA 2 - THE ART OF THE FEMALE FORM.
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furthering my knowledge of anatomy." - Malone A. Samuels
About Malone A. Samuels, M.F.A
Malone Alexander Samuels is a full-time professional artist who has taught art in public, private, and parochial schools for over twenty years. Malone conducts various art workshops and frequently lectures artists' organizations including the Montgomery County Maryland Artists' Association and the Greater Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society. Malone earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Magna Cum Laude, from The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland. He attended the American University in Washington, D.C. on a full tuition fellowship and received his Master of Fine Arts Degree with the Honor of Distinction. Malone earned his Graduate Diploma from the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Inc. located in Dover, New Jersey and was the first student in that school's history to be given a national award from the Society of llustrators in New York. His winning art work was published in the Society of Illustrators 32nd Annual of American Illustration book publication. Malone received international recognition when he was selected the 2001 Outstanding Graduate of the Year by the Art Instruction Schools. Malone Samuels has created cover and interior illustrations for a number of books including Teacher of the Year, Dubbya's Wing, and White Knuckle Rides. Malone's painting, Kimet Rising, was selected as one of two hundred images from thousands of entries to appear in the book Aphrodisia 2 the Art of the Female Form. He has created the animatics for a medical video, has produced art work for comic books, and has created advertising illustrations which have appeared in the Washingtonian Magazine, the Yellow Pages, and numerous other publications. Malone also enjoys fulfilling portrait commissions, another artistic pursuit for which he has received wide recognition. In addition to his visual art work, Malone is a published author and has contributed poetry to several literary anthologies.
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Drawing Society of Canada
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Gerrit Verstraete is the founder of the Drawing Society of Canada and principal artist in Masterpeace Fine Art Studio. He is an honors graduate and associate of the Ontario College of Art & Design and a respected drawing master. He has been drawing in the classical tradition for over forty years.
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“This course is an excellent hands-on detailed walk through the process of drawing the human figure based on a systematic structure of anatomical study, and a solid foundation for serious figure drawing”
Riven Phoenix offers the serious artist a user-friendly and relaxed but very detailed journey through the anatomical structure of the human figure. Using a reductional and mathematical system of building the human form one bone and one muscle at a time, the instruction is very detailed and creates a solid foundation of artistic rules by which original creations can be drawn from memory. From basic skeletal construction to advanced concepts this course is a great companion to figure drawing from life. Even though this course is not a substitute for drawing the human form through observation from life such as the clothed or nude model, it is nevertheless a must for those who are serious about figure drawing. Classical study of the human figure is an artistic discipline that demands both a systematic study of anatomy and the experience of line and form through observation from life.
- Gerrit Verstraete, founder, Drawing Society of Canada.
About Gerrit V.L.Verstraete AOCA, BFA
Gerrit V.L.Verstraete AOCA, BFA, was born in 1945. He has been a professional artist for over 40 years. He began his fine art studies as a child in the Netherlands, his country of birth. At age five, he was introduced to formal art lessons by renowned Dutch artist, Stien Eelsingh ( 1903-1964 ), who was also co-founder of the arts group Het Palet at the Hopmanshuis in the medieval city of Zwolle. In 1958, the Verstraete family moved to Canada. After completing high school in 1964, he enrolled at the Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto. Special mentors who influenced his work were: Canadian drawing masters Eric Freifeld, John Newman, Tom La Pierre, Richard Nevitt, Fred Hagen, John Alfsen and David Owen Campbell, and Renaissance drawing master, Michelangelo. He graduated with honours in 1968, and is an Associate of the Ontario College of Art & Design (AOCA). The journey, however, took an unusual course for the young artist. In 1968, he founded and owned a commercial design studio that soon grew into a nationally accredited advertising agency. For 15 years, his creativity appeared in print, on billboard, radio, television, in corporate design and "business theatre". His work included many creative projects especially in the world of performing arts with some of Canada's leading dance and theatre companies, as well as independent productions and numerous “off Broadway” productions. Married and with a growing family that would soon count six children, he continued to attend evening drawing sessions at the college to keep his fine art skills sharp and work fresh. In 1993, he moved his family to Gabriola Island, British Columbia. There he built a large family home including a spacious studio. Today he spends full time drawing in his Masterpeace Fine Art Studio. Gerrit Verstraete is the founder of the Drawing Society of Canada. In 2001, he completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree ( BFA ) from the British Columbia Open University. He is also a consulting member of the European Academy of Arts & Culture in the Netherlands. In 2003, the Drawing Society of Canada, under Gerrit Verstraete’s leadership, launched a Canadian-first, namely the online, non-profit, educational Gallery of Canadian Drawing Masters and the Gallery of Canadian Figurative Masters. In 2005, he launched the online Canadian Academy of Drawing. His work is exhibited in a number of galleries and is collected by individuals as well as corporations.
Contact info: gerritverstraete @ hotmail.com
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