Anderson Flanders Anderson Flanders

For me, creating portraits - whether the subject matter is an animal or person - has always been about capturing the essence of who they are, their likeness, and bringing it all to life on paper. That's been my inspiration and what drives me to do portraits. Growing up in Saint Maarten, there wasn't really any place that I could go to learn about fine arts, or even buy art supplies, but that didnít stop me. Every day I would teach myself by looking up online how to draw the human face from beginning to end, and how to shade to make forms three dimensional. After I graduated from high school, I decided to come to the states to study professionally. I'm currently in an atelier program by Master Pastelist Claudia Post.

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