Sunday, 22 May 2011

Alumni News

Gary Louis Smith is receiving a lot of well deserved publicity in England as one of the four finalists for this year’s BP Award. His beautiful and huge (in every sense!) painting Holly (below) is short-listed for this much coveted award and is causing quite a stir. Here are links to two articles in The Guardian:

Louis’s website can be found at
Gary Louis Smith and "Holly"
Gary Louis Smith and his "St Dismas"


Andrea Mosley has been awarded the extremely important commission to paint the portrait of Stan Lee, the co-creator and writer of Spiderman, The Hulk, X-Men, Iron Man, Daredevil and many others. Mr Lee will be 90 years old next year. Andrea is a brilliant painter and will create a fabulous portrait. Below, you can see her her signing herSelf-Portrait and her group portrait of Lynne Barton, Michael John Angel and Jered Woznicki.
Andrea’s website address is:
Andrea Mosley signing her "Self-Portrait"
Andrea Mosley, "Lynne Barton, Michael John Angel and Jered Woznicki"


Teresa Oaxaca has won 2nd-place in the prestigious Portrait Society of America’s annual competition. Teresa’s portrait of her grandfather, titled Father Time (below), is beautiful and profound, as is all her work.

Teresa’s website address is:
Teresa Oaxaca, "Father Time"
Teresa Oaxaca, "Remembrance"


Cesar Santos has won 1st-place in the recently formed ACOPAL (the America China Oil Painting Artists League at annual show with his dynamite portrait Out of the Square (below, top). You can see more of Cesar’s beautiful, visionary paintings at
Cesar Santos "Out of the Square"
Cesar Santos painting his "The Art Collector"

Mark Stahmann and Shane Wolf were each finalists in the ACOPAL show: Mark with his subtly powerful The Worth of a Soul (below, top), and Shane with his brilliant, jazzy sketch Inception (below, bottom).

Mark Stahmann’s website is at
Shane Wolf’s website is at
Mark Stahmann, "The Worth of a Soul"
Shane Wolf, "Inception"

Friday, 20 May 2011

Alumni News

Damir Simic is now a very successful professional artist in Europe and the United States, and there is a book, Forgotten Beauty, recently published on his work. He is currently showing in London at W.H.Patterson (
Damir’s website is at
Damir Simic "Daphne"
Michael John Angel, Lynne Barton, Damir Simic

Brian MacNeil

Our congratuations to Brian MacNeil for the recent article ( on him, on his work and on his teaching in the American Art Collector magazine’s May issue.

Brian’s website can be found at