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the model as the lead in a romantic movie or novel. I feel like a cinematographer attempting to catch exactly the right image that will reveal the soul of these characters.”

on figures, places in spatial tension rather than by a narrative.” Long strives to create works done only from life; knowledge of human anatomy, and appreciation of the emotional elements of composition, atmosphere and color.

in bronze, stone, fiber, ceramic, terra cotta, earthenware and straw. An award-winning artist, her pieces have shown internationally and been the subjects of television documentaries. Ranging from small to monumental, the works are found in private, corporate, university and museum collections. Branch has exhibited in solo and group shows, including the Brookgreen Gardens invitational.

“I count figurative masters like Sargent, Zorn and Fechin as influences. Although I respond to a dramatic landscape or still life setup, nothing is as intriguing to me as the figure,” says William A. Schneider. “The curves, lines and angles of the form are beautiful in their own right, but it is our humanity that demands to be painted. I often imagine

“I am interested in putting the figure in space in ways that are ambiguous but at the same time have a mysterious hold to it,” says artist Ben Long. “I do not look for a story line. My main focus is

36 Alexander Bostic, Ms. Betsy, acrylic, 36 x 24" 37 E.L. Stewart, Long Road, acrylic on stretched canvas, 48 x 60"

Represented by Gallery Russia, Scottsdale, AZ www.galleryrussia.com Jones & Terwilliger Galleries, Palm Desert, CA, Carmel, CA www.jones-terwilliger-galleries.com

www.schneiderart.com

BEN LONG

35 Cathrine Edlinger-Kunze, Where the land meets the sea, acrylic on linen, 50 x 34"

CATHRINE EDLINGER-KUNZE

WILLIAM A. SCHNEIDER, AISM, OPA, PSA-MP

B.F.Long IV Studios www.benlongfineart.com

34 Ben Long, Great Grandmothers Chair, oil on linen, 55 x 44"

38 The John C. Doyle Art Gallery, The South, oil on canvas, 40 x 30", by John Carroll Doyle.

Cathrine Edlinger-Kunze creates work of subtle elegance and quiet depth. The work simmers with brilliance and lingers with the viewer long after they have passed it. Although she is working and living in

39 Betty Branch, Emma, bronze, ed. of 12, 37" 40 Cathrine Edlinger-Kunze, See the road she goes down, acrylic on linen, 44 x 44" 41 William A. Schneider, AISM, OPA, PSA-MP , Moonlight Becomes Her, 40 x 30" 42 E.L. Stewart, Storm in Man, acrylic on stretched canvas, 30 x 30" 43 E.L. Stewart, Morning and Evening, acrylic on stretched canvas, 48 x 48" 44 William A. Schneider, AISM, OPA, PSA-MP, Platinum, oil on linen, 24 x 18" 45 Michele Usibelli, The Shore, gouache, 7 x 5"

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