Historically, the five main fine arts were painting, sculpture, architecture, music and poetry, with performing arts including theatre and dance. Today, the fine arts commonly include additional forms, such as film, photography, conceptual art, and printmaking. However, in some institutes of learning or in museums, fine art and frequently the term fine arts as well, are associated exclusively with visual art forms.
Wendy McCauley Rifkin creates commissioned female nude portraits, as well as formal children's portraits. She is currently working on a new series, entitled "Optimism", a slight departure from her traditional realism representation of the human figure. The artist has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. She also studied at the Art Students League in New York and Parsons School of Design. Wendy now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.
The artist recently designed a jewelry and belt collection, MCC Jewelry & Accessories Collection. Previously, she was the owner and designer of an apparel company and was represented in stores across the country and overseas as well as in magazines. She became a full-time mom and increasingly became interested in painting the female figure and representing the miraculous female form. She continues to freelance in the apparel industry.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org