I AM SORRY, BUT MODEL MAYHEM CENSORED (DELETED) THE IMAGE OF MY PAINTING THAT OCCUPIED THIS SPACE TO APPEASE THEIR ADVERTISERS. YOU WILL FIND IT INSIDE MY PORTFOLIO NAMED "NUMENEA."
YOUR FEEDBACK WILL BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED, PLEASE ADD YOUR COMMENTS.
I am an artist /artographer who writes. I have become a artographer by default because I work from the photos I take. I have been painting, drawing, and photographing my favorite subject; figures, and portraits for centuries, and have found that nude figures of females or males are not subjects most people are comfortable with hanging on their walls.
Throughout history nude figures have been popular subjects with artists and sculptors but often controversial. The male figure in particular suffers most as a subject, especially in America due most likely to our Puritan beginnings and an aversion to sexuality. I don't consider them erotic. I wish nude figures were accepted as just another subject, but I don't expect things to change. At least I'm in good company, (Great artists throughout history) with nudes as my favorite subject.
These days the only models I have been able to find have been males. The females are a little reticent to pose nude in my area of the country (Espanola, NM). As a consequence, most of the drawings and photos I have posted are male and most are of my current models, who are extraordinary.
I guess I'll just keep on keepn on. I love painting, drawing or photographing the nude as a subject.
I have a Masters from Yale and a Bachelors from The University of Southern California, USC.
I painted and designed scenery for all the major movie, and TV studios, as well as the The San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle Opera Companies, and the Los Angeles, and Pasadena, Civic Light Operas.
I am represented in the collections of a few celebrities; Orson Welles, Salvador Dali, Rudolph Nureyev, Joseph Cotton, Lila Kedrova, Joyce Howard, and some renown collectors; Frederick Warhanek, Edward Myers, and Wayne Curtice.
I am grateful beyond measure for these living masterpieces
who modeled for me with such originality, and presence.
This is VAYA... Model extraordinaire!
This is Rosie the ethereal...
David, from the "Flower Child," project.
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No image may be used, edited, reproduced, transferred, published or distributed in any form, way or manner in the Universe, without prior written permission from the owner, that would be Terry Gates.
Do not re-post my photos on blogs, websites or magazines without permission. Violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
This is not a threat... it's a promise. (o:}
I AM IN SEARCH OF UNIQUE FEMALE AND MALE MODEL'S WITH ANDROGYNOUS, ANGELIC LOOKS FOR A FINE ART NUDES PROJECT. PLEASE, CONTACT ME. TFP/TFCD * PAY NEGOTIABLE.