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Canadian-artist Deborah Pearce has been creating portraits of Olympic athletes since 2010 after the Olympic Athletes: Dialogue in Art exhibition hosted in the same year by the Portrait Society. They hang now at the University of McMaster in the DeGroote School of Business. In honour of the games that are happening right now, we interviewed Deborah asking her to share her experiences working with athletes as well as other fun facts about herself. Click here to read more,

   
         
  Irena Korosec, now residing in Montreal, uses her connection to the soul and to emotions to draw her energy towards the creation of her portraitures. Her love for all things human, demonstrated by her interest towards artists such as Nerdrum and Freud and in her desire for justice and equality transcends past the simple surface of the canvas and into the viewer’s hearts. Click here to read more about her perspective towards the beautiful powers of art. Click here to read more,    
         
  Montreal-based portrait artist Jane Kavanagh expresses her love for portraiture and the eerie, yet wildly interesting connection that she has with her subject through the art form. Having dipped her feet in all different kinds of professional fields, it’s no surprise that art is the field that she feels the most attached and at home with. Click here to read more,    
         
 

Born in British Columbia, but now based in Saskatchewan, self-taught 3-D Canadian sculpture artist Melody Kozmeniuk creates clay portraits that attempt to capture the past and the spirit of the subject. Apart from her sculptures, she also works on photography as well as spends time with her beautiful Icelandic horses. Click here to read more,

   
         
 
  “Work hard, play hard”. That is Jacqueline’s, our Executive Assistant here at Portrait Society, motto that she swears by. Clearly, she has held the first end of the quote. Graduating with Honours a full year earlier than her anticipated graduation date, she is ambitious as well as charmingly witty. With a major in Art History and a double minor in French and Economics, she brings a mixture of skills and abilities to the table. She guides the Artist’s Studio Interviews and acts as one of the editors for Portrait Atelier on top of everything else that she does here with us. As for the “play hard” part, she says, “Don’t worry. Morocco will be here soon enough.”
     
         
  The Sublime of Rational Fantasies by Henri Fuseli (1741-1825). Romanticism was a dominant spiritual and political movement in Europe during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The romantic presence was not embraced just by political institutions of Europe; it also included art and literature. Click here to read more,    
 
 
 
 
 
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