Flootie Feature: Figure Paintings by E. L. Stewart

Woman at Table With Kitty

Woman at Table With Kitty, E.L. Stewart

You’ll find the paintings of E. L. Stewart in the art collection of Gonzanga University in Spokane, Washington. Her work is represented by Bozzi Gallery in Spokane, and her paintings have been feature on the pages of American Art Collector magazine. Find out more here.

Her work makes me think of the figure paintings of another excellent woman artist, Jenny Holzer. What draws me to E. L. Stewart’s figure studies, are the elements of the everyday found in combination with the human form, as in her painting STUCK ZIPPER, and, Biting her lip, (below).

STUCK ZIPPER, E.L. Stewart

STUCK ZIPPER, E.L. Stewart

Since the painting Stuck Zipper contains connotations of a small stressful incident from life, one might expect E. L. Stewart’s titled work, Biting her Lip to depict something similar, yet the artist describes it as “… a painting of a quiet woman enjoying the breath of wind.”

Biting her Lip, E.L. Stewart

Biting her Lip, E.L. Stewart

Stewart’s paintings combine her love of Life Studies in rendering the human figure in the  midst of a narrative along with expressive brushstrokes  and color that enliven the form.

Running Man, E.L. Stewart

Running Man, E.L. Stewart

Find more paintings by E.L. Stewart in her Flootie portfolio here. Her paintings range in price from $850 to $4500.

FIVE 'LL GETCHA TEN, E. L. Stewart

FIVE ‘LL GETCHA TEN, E. L. Stewart

 

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Representation to Abstraction: Destroying the Figure in the 21st Century #OpenCall to Artists

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First of all, I’d like to congratulate artist Nadine Robbins — her painting is featured on the cover of Poets and Artists magazine.

Poets and Artists has print and digital versions of their magazine. They have an open call for artist submissions for their next curated issue–Destroying the Figure in the 21st Century.

The Curator for the Issue is Daena Title. Click here to read the full submission guidelines.

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2015    Publication Date: July 2015

DESTROYING THE FIGURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY—When Representation and Abstraction Merge

At what point does the figure in a figure painting lose its formal or narrative dominance? Please submit work that walks this line or crosses over it.

Please be sure to follow the submission guidelines when making your submission. Submission Guidelines here – Send up to three images (high-resolution 300dpi – jpg) that fit the theme.

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