Scott Fraser, Reign, 2012, oil on canvas, 89 x 84", private collection. Page 77 in book.

Scott Fraser, Reign, 2012, oil on canvas, 89 x 84", private collection. Page 77 in book.

Most art books are not in the first person, so while there is some truth to the analyses, some things are always off. Robert C Jackson set out to interview 20 contemporary representational artists (himself included) and showcase their artwork within the context of their interviews. Here you will meet Steven Assael, Bo Bartlett, Debra Bermingham, Margaret Bowland, Paul Fenniak, Scott Fraser, Woody Gwyn, F Scott Hess, Laurie Hogin, Robert C Jackson, Alan Magee, Janet Monafo, John Moore, Charles Pfahl, Scott Prior, Stone Roberts, Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin, Daniel Sprick, Will Wilson, and Jerome Witkin. Each of these artists has a very elusive quality -- a unique voice. Seeing their work from across a room they are all recognisable. Their artworks are showcased in this large book with over 140 illustrations of their paintings as well as photographs of the artists in their studios and an epilogue by Pamela Sienna.