Sandra Sanchez: the Courage to Ask, the Power of Community

by Melissa Crawford Sandra Sanchez was born an artist, as many of us are. And through community she found a way to live her childhood dreams. Always drawn to art, museums, and beautiful books … Read More

A Tribute to Lora Hill Earnhardt

MEMBER OF MERIT • EXECUTIVE BOARD DIRECTOR • PAST PRESIDENT January 18, 1947 — September 11, 2023 by Suzanne Lavone Smith, Advisory Board Member As 2023 marked Lora Hill’s 20th year on the Executive … Read More

In Memory of Damon Carter

September 4, 1938 — July 26, 2023 MEMBER OF MERIT | ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER | PAST PRESIDENT 1993-95 Damon loved the process of painting.He believed that Picasso said it best with this quote:“Art washes … Read More

FOLIO Member Spotlight – June Blackstock: Reaching the Soul

Interview by Luana Luconi Winner for FOLIO Magazine of the Portrait Society of Atlanta “Even with posthumous portraits I seek out people who knew them and can give me insights into the person they … Read More

Angela Babby: Master of Portraits in Glass

By Betty Beer “Zanzanie lega lyecheca mi manil, Khiya nape unjkitha tunweya” “Glass sparkles like water in the wilderness.  Her hand our guide” * Angela Babby is a master of the portrait in the … Read More

A Portrait’s Journey Home

By Michael L Strickland The portrait of Sister Michelle Carroll, R.S.M. (1921-2018) by prominent Atlanta artist Clyde Burnette (1923-2013), is a story of journeys and connections. The oil portrait, measuring approximately 40 by 30 … Read More

Paint Like a Master with Mike Wimmer

By Ashley Hawkins Stewart The Portrait Society of Atlanta recently hosted a workshop taught by Mike Wimmer, award-winning illustrator, portrait artist, and art professor currently teaching in Savannah. Held at the spacious North Shallowford Road … Read More

Copyrights and Contracts

Essential Knowledge for Artists By Ashley Hawkins Stewart February 16, 2022 Most artists don’t think much about legal matters. I know I just create and share and expect the best from others. If you … Read More

Finding Color Harmony with Carol Baxter Kirby

By Ashley Hawkins Stewart The Portrait Society happily welcomed members to its first in-person meeting in almost two years. Held at the North Shallowford Annex in Dunwoody, the meeting was very well attended by … Read More

Features: I Am Zorn!

By Michael L. Strickland Anders Leonard Zorn (1860-1920) is known as Sweden’s foremost portrait painter but decidedly he was not known for his humility. Once a fellow traveler asked Zorn, “Are you Swedish?” to … Read More

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