with Shane Wolf
A master renderer of human anatomy, Shane Wolf is among a select group of contemporary artists trained in the techniques of High Renaissance painters. Wolf, who studied at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, has garnered critical acclaim for powerful figurative portraits characterized by his commanding use of natural light.
Born in Ohio, Shane graduated from the University of Cincinnati in graphic design and Angel Academy of Art in Florence, and later taught classical drawing and painting at Angel Academy.
Sugar Land Art Center
104 Industrial Blvd.
Sugar Land, TX 77478
charcoal, sanguine, chalk and pierre noire on paper sheet: 57 1/4" X 44 3/4"
Dates & Times
Dates: Nov 30, 2023
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Cost: $40 (Demo only) (included with workshop)
Note: Nude demo. Attendees must be 18yrs or older.
Join us for a wonderful evening with Shane Wolf! In this 3 hour demo and talk, Shane will take you through his alla prima painting process from a live unclothed model: the initial gesture phase, placing shadow and light shapes, capturing the full value range, and the finishing brushwork. He will emphasize mixing, finding, and maintaining “clean” hue and chroma. Light refreshments will be available. This is an in-person event and will not be filmed or streamed. (Note: Demo is free if you book the workshop below.
WORKSHOP (SOLD OUT)
Dates: Dec 1-2, 2023
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $525 (includes demo and model fees)
Note: Workshop uses nude models. Attendees must be 18yrs or older.
During this 2 day workshop, Shane Wolf will take you through his alla prima painting process from the live model: the initial gesture phase, placing shadow and light shapes, capturing the full value range, and the finishing brushwork. In his alla prima workshops Shane always emphasizes mixing, finding, and maintaining “clean” hue and chroma. This is an intense painting experience that will help painters of all levels in their understanding of color, palette and brush management, and alla prima painting. Students will be working from a live unclothed models. Both male and female. There will be a lunch break each day. Lunch is on your own. Should you need any assistance with travel accommodation recommendations, please feel free to ask!
Charcoal, sanguine, chalk, pierre noire on SW paper. 138 x 99 cm
Some of Shane's many international awards and recognitions include: the first and second prize in the category of Best Nude from the Art Renewal Center (New York, 2013), the Gold Medal of the European Academy of Art (France, 2013), the Medal from the Société des Artistes Français (2013) and the Société Nationale des Baux-Arts (2011), and the prestigious “Taylor Prix” award (Paris, 2011), for his painting Soumission (Submission, 2011). He has received awards from the European Academy of Arts, the Art Renewal Center, the Société des Artistes Français, and the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. Shane recently won First Place, Drawing at the 25th International Portrait Competition of the Portrait Society of America with "Distanciation". Shown here.
There is something magical that gives life and such striking resemblance to Shane's works of art: they no longer appear to be just a simple representation, but part of a unique reality placed within our grasp. This realism is epitomized by the fact that Shane only works from live models—a millennia tradition that has become very rare amongst contemporary artists. In his own words,
"Working from Life should be priority number one. Everything else flows from there."
Always experimenting, always seeking… we must continually be on the hunt, listening to our work, honing our senses to whatever awaits.
Shane's work can be seen in Houston
at "off the wall gallery".