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Live Portrait Drawing Demonstration with Alexey Steele and Kim Weston


It is sure to be a dynamic evening when Master draughtsman Alexey Steele comes to Carmel. He will be doing a live portrait drawing demonstration with local photographer Kim Weston sitting as his muse at Carmel Visual Arts on Friday December 13th. $20 ticket includes wine and cheese reception that begins at 6:30 and demo at 7pm.

Photographer Kim Weston is quite used to directing his models. On Friday the 13th, he will be the model when Alexey Steele has him sit for his portrait. Seen <a style=

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A native of Russia, Steele is the son of an academically trained painter, Leonid Steele, who is an acclaimed social realist of the Soviet School. He followed in his father’s footsteps and studied at the V. Surikov Moscow State Academy Art Institute before he moved with his parents to Southern California when he was 23 years old.

“We live in a world of cameras,” Alexey says. “Our society thinks photographic images are the ultimate truth. But the camera can only record a very narrow spectrum of tone in either a light or a dark range, never both. It also has a very limited ability to read color (and value). The human eye can see so much more. If a camera snaps one frame at, say, one-sixtieth of a second, it captures only a tiny part of reality. Life painting (and drawing) takes hours or days and involves the full richness of human experience. Processing such enormous amounts of information requires making thoughtful personal choices. As an artist you have to synthesize thousands of seconds of seeing—and reflect deeply on each step of the process. That is why art offers so much more than a snapshot.”

To register, go to http://carmelvisualarts.com

Carmel Visual Arts is located at

3728 The Barnyard, Studio G23
Carmel, CA 93923
Rich Brimer, Director
rich@carmelvisualarts.com