Manuel Solis Mde O

Very illustrative examples of the work of this artist, a specialist in working with models (or photographic references) of everyday women, which gives them a more human sense and natural artistic lubricity.
The area highlighted by the
author of these women: the Chichis, word
derived from the Nahuatl "Chichihua" (nurse of
of Great Tenochtitlan) at the service of the
Aztec nobility. I prefer this term to
"gringada" Boobs, as if they were soccer balls
soccer. Cheers

Sooke Art Show 2022

Update: Status: Submitted – Pending Approval!

Show Dates: July 22 – August 1, 2022

Returning to a live format for its 36th anniversary, the Sooke Fine Arts Show provides the opportunity for the finest artists from Vancouver Island and BC’s coastal islands to showcase and sell their work.

Each year approximately 3000 Artists submitting up to 3 works each (9000 works), compete for usually 300 positions. Show a must see if your in the area!

As an Artist to get in, is a privilege. I’ve been rather fortunate to be included a good number of times for several years running.


Oil paint on stretched canvas. Technicque a modified Flemish.
Model sporting a black dressage “top hat”. Portrait at club house.
Enjoying a relaxed social moment after a full morning’s adventure.
This canvas is considered a deep canvas with no real requirement for frame.

The Equestrian (League of Extraordinary Women Series)

The Equestrian (League of Extraordinary Women Series)

  • An original oil 30x40cm, a deep stretched canvas
  • Artist: Joe Godin



“The nude” is an important facet of the artistic tradition dating back to ancient times, making the unclothed figure unavoidable in a comprehensive consideration of art. Artists included in the Museum’s
permanent collection have frequently used the nude figure. A challenging aspect of leading tours is helping visitors understand and intelligently appreciate nudity in art. It is sometimes a difficult subject regardless of the age of the tour group! You know your students/children best, so you know the best way to talk to them prior to a visit to the Museum. Nudity can be discussed in terms of the reasons artists choose to portray the human body or form without

  1. The human form is beautiful, making it an ideal subject for art.
  2. The human body can be expressive. It may be used to express a full range of emotions and feelings to which the viewers can relate. Young museum visitors might be encouraged to recreate
    the subject’s pose in hopes of better understanding the expressive qualities of the work, perhaps
    taking their minds off the fact that the subject is unclothed. A possible subject for open-ended
    discussion for older visitors is the difference between “nudity” and “nakedness.”
  3. The human form is part of the commonality which holds the human race together. It is familiar to
    all peoples regardless of background, sex, education, culture, or ethnic identity. Thus, artists often
    use the human form in their art to express universal truths and to address those ideas or concepts which bind all human beings together.
  4. Because of our familiarity with the human form, artists can use it to symbolize human values, e.g., a pregnant woman or nursing mother often symbolizes innocence. Also, artists can use distortion
    of the body or simplification of human form to achieve an emotional recognition and intellectual response to the artwork from the viewer because of our immediate identification with the human form.
  5. The human body contains variations of all geometric shapes such as the cylinder, the sphere, the
    cone, the cube, etc., making it an ideal subject for exercises in rendering and demonstrating artistic
    ability and creativity. The body is viewed as a design form of shapes, highlights, and shadows.
  6. The human body is anatomically consistent, which makes it a good subject to represent
    realistically. Throughout history artists have gone to great lengths, including dissection, to examine human anatomy in order to achieve artistic accuracy.