Surreally Romantic, Yet Strangely Realistic

Odile Richer makes paintings that read like giant, gorgeous pages in a surreally romantic yet strangely realistic storybook. Metaphors, myths, allegories, allusions — all can be found in this Canadian artist’s highly detailed creations.
Camille Przewodek, "Rose Cascade," 9 x 12 in.

Plein Air to Studio: Q&A with Camille Przewodek

Inspired by Monet and Sorolla, Przewodek's paintings capture the beauty of light and atmosphere. Here, she answers the question she's asked most often, which isn't surprising once you hear it...
Oil landscape painting

On Painting and the Preservation of Nature

When Emilie Lee learned that the protected status of a beloved desert area would be severely compromised, she took action by ...
Brad Aldridge, "A Far-Off Country," 60 x 102 inches, Oil on canvas

Painting as an Intimate Act

Much of writing about art strikes me as something akin to a technical manual on how one should kiss their lover...

Mentor and Master: The Enduring Influence of Jean-Léon Gérôme

A shared passion for researching the life and art of Jean-Léon Gérôme, and the lessons that can be learned 150 years later.
David Marty with his paintings at the Coors Western Show in Denver, Colorado

Artist Spotlight: David Marty

David Marty went into commercial art and graphic design to be “practical,” but as his family grew and life got much busier, he continued to nurture his passion for painting.

Artist Spotlight: Brad Teare

Brad Teare finds the artist’s life is an adventure and despite the difficulties, he can’t imagine living any other life.
landscape oil paintings

Following the Vibrancy: Paintings by Paula Holtzclaw

Contemporary artist Paula Holtzclaw has spent a lifetime learning to embrace the vibrancy of inspiration, which has itself shaped the course of her life. Here's how.

Artist Spotlight: Karen Ann Hitt

With her solo exhibit at Hughes Gallery opening March 1 in Boca Grande, Florida, Karen Ann Hitt reflects on sewing her own clothes at the age of 12 and how that evolved into a fine art career.
Contemporary realism figurative art

Portrait of a Portraitist

How Yuqi Wang, a master of portraiture, discovered Western Art, defied authorities in school, and has answered the question, "Why am I here?"

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