Selected Writings, Related Articles and Interviews (with links)

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Radio interviews

Interview on State of the Arts in 2013

Selected Magazines

Gardens, Art Ascent (July 2021)
“Artistic Excellence” by Kim Agricola, Southwest Art Magazine (Dec 2019/Jan 2020)
Circle Quarterly Art Review: An Examination of Current Trends & Original Practices in Visual Art (Fall 2019)
“Opening Shots” Mensa Bulletin, The Magazine of America Mensa (June 2018)
“From El Paso to Paris” article by Cindy Graff Cohen, El Paso Inc. Magazine (Summer 2018)
“Creating an Original Composition” and “Overcoming Flaws When Drawing From Photographs” article UKCPS Quarterly Magazine (December 2012)
Ann James Massey” article by Myrna Zanetell, Ventanas Fall 2006
“The Other Side of France” letter, Time Magazine (Europe edition) December 19, 2005
“Massey Wins Prestigious Art Award for Second Consecutive Year” article by Joseph Burgess, El Paso Life (May/June 2002)
Mensa Bulletin, The Magazine of America Mensa(Apr/May 2002) Cover
“Ann James Massey, A Classic Strike of Modern Realism” article by Joseph Burgess, El Paso Life (March/April 2002)
“The Ebb and Flow of Art” letter, Time Magazine (Europe edition) July 10, 2000
Mensa Bulletin, The Magazine of America Mensa(Apr 1999) Cover
“Pencil Perfect Renderings” article by Ann James Massey with Sandra Angelo, The Artist’s Magazine (May 1993)

El Paso Inc. Summer 2018
El Paso Life (May/June 2002)

Selected Newspapers

The New York Times (Sept. 22, 2004)

“Notre Dame Fire” letter, El Paso Inc. (April 21,2019)
Artist Finishes ‘Blessing of the Animals” article by Myrna Zanetell, El Paso Scene (Feb. 2018)
“An Artistic Clash at Versailles” letter, International Herald Tribune (September 16, 2008) now The New York Times
“Tricks of the Trade” article by Wendy White Polk, El Paso Inc. (March 24, 2008)
“Merci” Whisper by Ford Wadsworth, El Paso Inc. (March 17, 2008)
“Painting the rich and mighty” letter, The International Herald Tribune (March 12, 2007) now The New York Times
“The Leonardo Code” letter, The International Herald Tribune (May 8, 2006) now The New York Times
“Art Profiteering” letter, The International Herald Tribune (Feb. 8, 2005) now The New York Times
“Art in the Trash” letter, The International Herald Tribune (Sept. 22, 2004) now The New York Times
“Ex-El Pasoan Speaks on Art With Passion” by Maribel Villalva, El Paso Times (February 15, 2004)
“Vacation over, artist goes back to Europe” by Maribel Villalva, El Paso Times (January 20, 2002)
“Une Texane lauréate” La Nouvelle Republic du Centre-Ouest (October 25, 2000)
“Paris Inspires El Paso to Broaden Perspective” by Kathleen Raphael, El Paso Times (September 25, 1998)

El Pasoan in Paris revels in the art scene” by Myna Zanetell & “Ann Massey’s take on art vs. tourism” by Ann James Massey, El Paso Inc. (April 26, 1997)
“Gallery Talk: It’s a Tale of Two Cities…” by Ann James Massey, El Paso Scene (July 1996)
“De aqui a allá”, by staff, Diario de Juarez (July 11, 1996) Juarez, MEXICO
Artistic Development Prompts Gallery Sale” by Karen Williams, Las Cruces Sun News (December 26, 1993)
“Ann James Massey, Person of the Week” by Cama Duke, Rio Grande Gazette (January 14, 1992)
“Artist Gives New Life to Little Bird” by Don Woodyard, Business News, (September 1992)
“Santa Teresa Woman to Open Art Gallery” by Karen Williams, Las Cruces Sun News (September 4, 1992)
“Detectives Return Stolen Bird, Save Christmas” by Patricia Tatum, El Paso Times (December 25, 1980)

Articles from Massey Fine Arts Newsletter

“La Vie Parisienne” (Spring ©2018 Vol. 12 No. 1)
Veronese and “The Wedding at Cana” (Winter ©2000-2001, 2018 Vol. 8 No. 1)
“But I Thought the French Were Rude…?”(Spring ©2008, 2022 Vol. 11 No. 1)
In Memoriam, adapted from the tribute to the artist’s father (Winter ©2001-2002 Vol. 9 No.1) ©2022
In Memoriam: Tom Lea (1904-2001), adapted (Winter ©2001-2002, 2022 Vol. 9 No.1)
“The Nude in Art” (Winter ©1998, 2022 Vol. 6, No. 1)
“Do you know where your belly button is?” (Winter ©1998, 2022 Vol. 6, No. 1)
“The Art Pendulum” (Winter ©1999, 2022 Vol. 7 No.1)
Manna From Above in Paris and Versailles adapted from “Paris in the Fall” (Winter 1997 Vol. 5 No. 1)
The Pickpocket Diaries  adapted from “A Slice of Parisian Life” (Winter 2001-2002)
“Picasso & the Portrait” (December ©1996, 2022 Vol. 4, No.1)
The Moon and the Stars (impressions of Paris) (December ©1996, 2022 Vol. 4, No.1)
The Montmartre Myth and the Epitome of Success (Winter ©2000-2001, 2022 Vol. 8 No. 1)
Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code (Spring ©2004 Vol. 10. No 1)
David Hockney’s “Secret Knowledge” (Spring ©2004 Vol. 10. No 1)
Revisiting the book: “Secret Knowledge: rediscovering the lost techniques of the Old Masters” by David Hockney (Spring ©2008 Vol. 11 No. 1)

Massey Fine Arts Newsletter (Spring 2018)

All articles from the Massey Fine Arts Newsletter republished on the website have been expanded with photos and re-edited.

Selected articles & letters published on the Internet

Living Masters Gallery, The Art Renewal Center

The Blessing of the Animals: A Figurative Art Step-by-Step (article by Ann James Massey) in Realism Today (Free Weekly Publication for the Realism Movement) Published April 11, 2022
Step by step illustration and explaining further the painting technique (Celine)
Bouguereau Pietà at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco The Art Renewal Center Foundational Discussion
Thoughts on Ann James Massey’s review of Hockney’s theory The Art Renewal Center Foundational Discussion
Brush Despair The Art Renewal Center Foundational Discussion
Solo Exhibition, Art Show International
Member Artist, The Circle Foundation for the Arts
International Museum of Art Hall of Fame
The Society of Women Artists
Mensa Art Lovers SIG

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Art and Artists

“The Nude in Art” Massey Fine Arts Newsletter (Winter ©1998, 2022 Vol. 6, No. 1)
“Do you know where your belly button is?” Massey Fine Arts Newsletter (Winter ©1998, 2022 Vol. 6, No. 1)
“The Art Pendulum” Massey Fine Arts Newsletter (Winter ©1999, 2022 Vol. 7 No.1)
“An Artistic Clash at Versailles” letter, International Herald Tribune (September 16, 2008) now The New York Times
“Painting the rich and mighty” letter, The International Herald Tribune (March 12, 2007)
“Art Profiteering” letter, The International Herald Tribune (Feb. 8, 2005)
“The Ebb and Flow of Art” letter, Time Magazine (Europe edition) July 10, 2000
“Picasso & the Portrait” Massey Fine Arts Newsletter(December ©1996, 2022 Vol. 4, No.1)
Veronese and “The Wedding at Cana” Massey Fine Arts Newsletter (Winter ©2000-2001, 2018 Vol. 8 No. 1)
In Memoriam: Tom Lea (1904-2001), adapted from Massey Fine Arts Newsletter (Winter ©2001-2002, 2022 Vol. 9 No.1)
“Art in the Trash” letter, The International Herald Tribune (Sept. 22, 2004)

The New York Times (May 8, 2004)

Bouguereau Pietà at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco The Art Renewal Center Foundational Discussion
The Montmartre Myth and the Epitome of Success Massey Fine Arts Newsletter (Winter ©2000-2001, 2022 Vol. 8 No. 1)
“The Leonardo Code” letter, The International Herald Tribune(May 8, 2006)
David Hockney’s “Secret Knowledge” Massey Fine Arts Newsletter(Spring ©2004 Vol. 10. No 1)
Thoughts on Ann James Massey’s review of Hockney’s theory The Art Renewal Center Foundational Discussion
Revisiting the book: “Secret Knowledge: rediscovering the lost techniques of the Old Masters” by David Hockney Massey Fine Arts Newsletter(Spring ©2008 Vol. 11 No. 1)

Paris and France

“But I Thought the French Were Rude…?” Massey Fine Arts Newsletter (Spring ©2008, 2022 Vol. 11 No. 1)
My “Rude” Parisian Turn, post by Ann James Massey ©2022
“La Vie Parisienne” Massey Fine Arts Newsletter (Spring ©2018 Vol. 12 No. 1)
The Moon and the Stars (impressions of Paris) Massey Fine Arts Newsletter (December ©1996, 2022 Vol. 4, No.1)
Manna From Above in Paris and Versailles adapted from “Paris in the Fall Massey Fine Arts Newsletter (Winter © 1997, 2022 Vol. 5 No. 1)
The Pickpocket Diaries adapted from “A Slice of Parisian Life” Massey Fine Arts Newsletter (Winter ©2001-2002, 2022)
Parlez-vous français? (Do You Speak French?) post by Ann James Massey ©2022
“Merci” (Whisper) by Ford Wadsworth El Paso Inc. (March 17, 2008)
“The Other Side of France” (letter), Time Magazine (Europe edition) December 19, 2005

Time Magazine European Edition (December 19, 2005)

The Montmartre Myth and the Epitome of Success, adapted from Massey Fine Arts Newsletter (Winter ©2000-2001, 2022 Vol. 8 No. 1) ©2022
“Notre Dame Fire” letter, El Paso Inc. (April 21,2019)
The Atelier Shuffle, post by Ann James Massey ©2022
The Stars, a Funny Story, and Existentialism in France, post by Ann James Massey ©2022
Looking at the Dog Days of Summer in France, post by Ann James Massey ©2022
Parking in Paris and the Moral of the Story, post by Ann James Massey ©2022
“Paris Inspires El Paso to Broaden Perspective” by Kathleen Raphael, El Paso Times (Sep. 25, 1998)
“El Pasoan in Paris revels in the art scene” by Myna Zanetell & “Ann Massey’s take on art vs. tourism” by Ann James Massey, El Paso Inc. (April 26, 1997)
“Gallery Talk: It’s a Tale of Two Cities…” by Ann James Massey, El Paso Scene (July 1996)

Art Methods & Technique

The Artist’s Magazine (May 1993)


The Making of the Blessing of the Animals, post by Ann James Massey ©2022
The Blessing of the Animals: A Figurative Art Step-by-Step (article by Ann James Massey) in Realism Today (Free Weekly Publication for the Realism Movement) Published April 11, 2022
Tools of the Trade, post by Ann James Massey ©2022
Step by step illustration and explaining further the painting technique (Celine) ©2022
Keeping it in Perspective (Linear That is), post by Ann James Massey ©2022
“Creating an Original Composition” and “Overcoming Flaws When Drawing From Photographs” (article) UKCPS Quarterly Magazine (December 2012)
“Symbolism and Representation in Western Civilization Art: Fact and Fiction” Adair Margo Gallery (March 2006)

“Pencil Perfect Renderings” article by Ann James Massey with Sandra Angelo, The Artist’s Magazine (May 1993)
Perspective, taken from the booklet Simplified Basics of Drawings by Ann James Massey © 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2001
Proportions of the Head
, taken taken from the booklet Simplified Basics of Drawings by Ann James Massey © 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2001
Proportions of the Figure, taken taken from the booklet Simplified Basics of Drawings by Ann James Massey © 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2001
Brush Despair The Art Renewal Center Foundational Discussion

Ann and Her Art

El Paso Life Magazine (March/April 2002)

Gardens, Art Ascent (July 2021)
“Artistic Excellence” by Kim Agricola, Southwest Art Magazine (Dec 2019/Jan 2020)
Circle Quarterly Art Review: An Examination of Current Trends & Original Practices in Visual Art (Fall 2019)
“From El Paso to Paris” article by Cindy Graff Cohen, El Paso Inc. Magazine (Summer 2018)
Radio interview on KTEP “State of the Arts” with Monica Gomez, 2018
“Opening Shots” Mensa Bulletin, The Magazine of America Mensa (June 2018)
“Artist Finishes ‘Blessing of the Animals'” article by Myrna Zanetell, El Paso Scene (Feb. 2018)
Radio interview on KTEP “State of the Arts” with Monica Gomez, 2013
“Tricks of the Trade” article by Wendy White Polk, El Paso Inc. (March 24, 2008)

“Ann Massey, Tom Lea Featured at Adair Margo Gallery” photo article by Stacey Kendrick, El Paso Inc (March 19, 2006)
Mensa Bulletin, The Magazine of America Mensa(Apr/May 2002) Cover
“Ann James Massey” article by Joseph Burgess, El Paso Life Magazine (March/April 2002)
“Vacation over, artist goes back to Europe” by Maribel Villalva, El Paso Times (January 20, 2002)
“Une Texane lauréate” La Nouvelle Republic du Centre-Ouest (Oct 25 2000) FRANCE
Mensa Bulletin, The Magazine of America Mensa(Apr 1999) Cover
“Paris Inspires El Paso to Broaden Perspective” by Kathleen Raphael, El Paso Times (Sep. 25, 1998)
“De aqui a allá”, by staff, Diario de Juarez (July 11, 1996) Juarez, MEXICO
Artistic Development Prompts Gallery Sale” by Karen Williams, Las Cruces Sun News (December 26, 1993)
“Artist Gives New Life to Little Bird” by Don Woodyard, Business News, (September 1992)
“Santa Teresa Woman to Open Art Gallery” by Karen Williams, Las Cruces Sun News (September 4, 1992)
“Ann James Massey, Person of the Week” by Cama Duke, Rio Grande Gazette (January 14, 1992)

"Row" Photos ©1992 Ann James Massey
"Artist Gives New Life to Little Bird"
“Row” Photos ©1992 Ann James Massey
“Artist Gives New Life to Little Bird”

Personal Stories


Manna From Above in Paris and Versailles, adapted from “Paris in the Fall” Massey Fine Arts Newsletter (Winter 1997 Vol. 5 No. 1) ©2022
It Really is a Small World, post by Ann James Massey ©2022
Parlez-vous français? (Do You Speak French?) post by Ann James Massey ©2022
My “Rude” Parisian Turn, post by Ann James Massey ©2022
The Stars, a Funny Story, and Existentialism in France, post by Ann James Massey ©2022
The Making of the Blessing of the Animals, post by Ann James Massey ©2022
The Pickpocket Diaries, adapted from “A Slice of Parisian Life” Massey Fine Arts Newsletter (Winter 2001-2002) ©2022
In Memoriam to my Dad: Fred Keith James (1923-2001), adapted from the tribute to the artist’s father Massey Fine Arts Newsletter(Winter ©2001-2002, 2022 Vol. 9 No.1)
In Memoriam: Tom Lea (1904-2001), adapted from Massey Fine Arts Newsletter (Winter ©2001-2002, 2022 Vol. 9 No.1)
Radio interview on KTEP “State of the Arts” with Monica Gomez, 2013
Radio interview on KTEP “State of the Arts” with Monica Gomez, 2018
“Detectives Return Stolen Bird, Save Christmas” by Patricia Tatum, El Paso Times (December 25, 1980)

El Paso, Texas

The Stars, a Funny Story, and Existentialism in France, post by Ann James Massey ©2022
In Memoriam to my Dad: Fred Keith James (1923-2001), adapted from the tribute to the artist’s father Massey Fine Arts Newsletter(Winter ©2001-2002, 2022 Vol. 9 No.1)
In Memoriam: Tom Lea (1904-2001), adapted from Massey Fine Arts Newsletter (Winter ©2001-2002, 2022 Vol. 9 No.1)
“Gallery Talk: It’s a Tale of Two Cities…” by Ann James Massey, El Paso Scene (July 1996)
“Artist Gives New Life to Little Bird” by Don Woodyard, Business News, (September 1992)

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