Maestros Exhibition

Underpainting for Self Portrait, D. Jeffrey Mims

Underpainting for Self Portrait, D. Jeffrey Mims

Maestros opens on Friday November 7th with a reception from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at Ann Long Fine Art Gallery in Charleston, SC. The show’s title honors four master painters who have been teaching classical painting techniques for over thirty years. Charles Cecil (Charles H. Cecil Studios, Florence), Daniel Graves (The Florence Academy of Art, Florence), Ben Long (The Fine Art’s League of Asheville), and Jeffrey Mims (Mims Studios, Southern Pines) have been passing on their painting craft in the atelier tradition to generations of young classical painters.  While these four Maestros have similar training and their careers have crossed over the years, never before have they exhibited together as a group.  Don’t miss this unprecedented event!  Exhibition closes December 1, 2008.

Published in: on October 24, 2008 at 4:04 pm  Comments (1)  

Lord Leighton Addresses to the Royal Academy Republished

Self Portrait by Frederic Leighton

Self Portrait by Frederic Leighton

Addresses Delivered to the Students of the Royal Academy by Frederic Leighton, first published in 1897, has just been reprinted by Kessinger Publishing, LLC.  Mims Studios recommends this as one of the best books ever published on art education, and it can now be purchased through amazon.com, or read online at Google books.

Published in: on October 6, 2008 at 11:56 am  Comments (1)  

What you see and what you know

Anatomy of Boucher Arm

Anatomy of Boucher Arm

The lecture series for this fall quarter will return to the study of artistic anatomy.  Plates from the classic Richer / Hale text will be translated into schematic systems and applied to a broad selection of master drawings from the history of art.  This unique approach is meant to encourage  similar translations with the life work being done at Mims Studios.
Published in: on October 4, 2008 at 8:36 pm  Leave a Comment