In the Studio with Allison Malafronte

In The Studio: Dan Thompson

by Allison Malafronte

Dan Thompson is a draftsman and painter par excellence, and one of the most articulate and intelligent instructors in the realist-art community. It’s no surprise then that Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia — founded in 2002 by the late Nelson Shanks and Leona Shanks — recently appointed him theDean of Faculty and Students and... More »

In the Studios: Morgan Irons

by Allison Malafronte

The stillness and peace that emanate from emerging artist Morgan Irons’ paintings are primarily a result of the life of solitude she has opted to pursue from a young age. Growing up in rural Idaho and recently relocating to the mountainous region of Bozeman, Montana to set up a studio, the twenty-eight-year-old artist admits... More »

In the Studio: Michael Mentler

by Allison Malafronte

I first met Michael Mentlerten years ago at American Artist’s Weekend With the Masters Workshop & Conference at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. His sketchbooks were being passed around among the instructors, who were marveling at the technical dexterity and anatomical precisionfound inpage after page of his... More »

In the Studio: Edmond Rochat

by Allison Malafronte


A naturally curious and observant person makes an excellent candidate for creating art of many kinds—paintings, sculpture, poetry, design, film—and the more experience and observations one gathers, the richer one’s output seems to become. New York-based painter Edmond Rochat is someone who spends just as much time exploring,... More »