Portrait Artists of New Mexico

Previous Events

Master Talk with Steve Hanks

The PSA was delighted to host a master talk by Steve Hanks.  Here are some photos of his work and of his workshop.  To learn more about him and his artwork, visit his website - http://www.stevehanksartwork.com/

Sketch Night, 14th December 2010

Bodies: The Exhibition
Albuquerque Convention Center
4:00pm - 8:00pm

Workshop with Anthony Ryder, 28th October 2010
Albuquerque, NM

The New Mexico branch of the PSA hosted a portrait workshop with Anthony Ryder.   One member of the PSA blogged about the event. You can read her account below, or on her website:
"Tony Ryder is internationally famous and justly so. His portraits are accurate, powerfully soulful, and painted entirely from life.  Here is a link to his website if you are interested: http://tonyryder.com/

Apart from being an amazing portrait artist he is also a humble and kind man.  Here are some pictures of his two hour workshop.  
He started by defining the shadows then worked from dark to light colours. He talked and explained what he was doing throughout.  One of his emphases is on the way that the light falls on the form of the face of the model - he stressed that it is important to paint the form shadows and cast shadows accurately in order to give a convincing representation of three-dimensional space."