Favorite Links

Art Societies

The Portrait Society of America provides educational resources, events, and literature to all who are interested in portrait painting.

The Pastel Society of America promotes the use of the pastel medium.

The Pastel Society of NC advances the knowledge of soft pastel painting in NC.

The vision of Christians in the Visual Arts is “Serious Art. Serious Faith.”


The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC has a world class collection, as well as visiting exhibitions.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City, is the largest museum in the US and contains many fine portraits including Ingres’ portrait of Princesse de Broglie.

The Frick Collection is a museum housed in the former residence of industrialist Henry Clay Frick on Fifth Avenue in New York City.  It has an outstanding collection of Old Master paintings including a self portrait of Rembrandt and Holbein’s portrait of Thomas More.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has one of the most comprehensive collections in America and includes many works by John Singer Sargent.

The National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC strives to tell the story of America by portraying the people who have shaped our nation.  h

Visiting the Louvre Museum in Paris, France is an artist’s dream come true.  Some of my favorite portrait and figure paintings were by Leonardo de Vinci, Paul Delaroche, and Veronese.

Known for its extensive collection of impressionistic painting, the Musee d’Orsay also has a rich collection of figure paintings by Academic Masters such as Bouguereau, Gerome, and Ingres.

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy contains many of the most important works of the Renaissance including the Doni Tondo by Michelangelo and The Birth of Venus by Botticelli

The Gallerie dell’ Accademia in Venice, Italy contains the largest collection of Venetian paintings from the 14th to the 18th centuries.

Other Artists

Daniel Greene is an outstanding portrait artist and art instructor.

Marvin Mattelson is an award winning classical realist who is also a fine teacher.

Nelson Shanks was one of the most accomplished contemporary realist portrait painters.  He founded Studio Incammaniti in Philadelphia, PA to provide instruction for others.


Studio Incamminati, Philadelphia, PA

Daniel Greene Workshops, North Salem, NY

Grand Central Atelier, Queens, NY http://grandcentralatelier.org/

Academy of Classical Design, Southern Pines, NC

Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC

On Line Resources

The Art Renewal Center is devoted to being the largest on-line museum to promote excellence in the visual arts.

This site offers summaries of and links to Art History Web Sites.


Dick Blick

Jerry’s Artarama has stores in Raleigh as well as online retail.

Peace Camera is Raleigh’s local camera shop.  Their knowledgeable on site photographers and sales people provide invaluable service that you cannot find by shopping on line.

B&H Photo Stores in New York City as well as online.

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