Present-Day Sight-Size Artists

Interviews with Contemporary Sight-Size Artists

Many contemporary artists were trained using Sight-Size. Most continue to draw, paint, and sculpt in Sight-Size as well. Here is a growing set of interviews with some of these artists.

Justin Hess

Justin Hess, a Florence Academy of Art alumnus, was kind enough to participate in a phone interview awhile back. He’s an accomplished artist as well as the founder of JHess Studios, a working atelier located in downtown San Francisco.

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Matthew James Collins

Matthew James Collins is an American artist and teacher who lives in Italy. We first met in 1995 while he was a student at Charles Cecil Studios in Florence. Since then Matt has gone onto make a name for himself as a painter and sculptor.

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Thomas Dunlay

Thomas R. Dunlay

Tom Dunlay is a Boston-area artist who specializes in cityscapes and outdoor figure painting. In the early 70s he was a student of both Robert Douglas Hunter and R. H. Ives Gammell. Tom and I met online a few years ago, through Facebook, and recently he agreed to a phone interview.

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Urban Larsson

Urban is a Swedish artist and a friend from well over twenty years ago. We attended Studio Cecil-Graves together in Florence and were briefly roommates. Since that time he has gone on to make quite a name for himself in the world of European portraiture.

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Kirk Richards

Artist, author and teacher, Kirk Richards and I first met, online in 2008, and in person during the memorial for Richard Lack in 2009. Since then he has often been a source of information and encouragement. Awhile back he was kind enough to answer some questions for sightsize.com.

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Richard Whitney

The subjects in Richard Whitney’s portraits seem as if they are alive, they are masterfully done, without being overly rendered or colored. He is a prolific landscape painter as well and nobody paints spring tree buds and apple blossoms like he does.

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Darren R. Rousar

Darren R. Rousar began formal classical art training when he was 16 years old. He has been teaching Sight-Size for over 30 years, to students from age 8 to their mid-80s. Darren is the author of six books, four of which are based on Sight-Size.

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