Artist Spotlight: Dustin Van Wechel

For wildlife artist Dustin Van Wechel, success is two-fold. If he can answer yes to two questions, he feels he has achieved success as an artist.
Guillermo Lorca artist

Narrative Paintings: Guillermo Lorca’s Painted Operas

A curious collection of characters are present Lorca’s painted operas depicting the darker sides of human psychology. Read about his narrative paintings, his time with Odd Nerdrum, his inspiration, and more in this interview.
Oil portrait painting of a woman

One to Watch: Contemporary Artist Kathryn Engberg

To make the portrait painting process as informed as possible, the artist spends significant time getting to know her subjects both personally and structurally, and each portrait takes between 20 and 30 hours to complete.
Oil painting of nature with shadows

Nature and Experience: Paintings by William Nichols

It took William Nichols some time to develop a visual vocabulary that accurately expressed what he saw and experienced emotionally in nature. However, once discovered, the creativity — and paint — flowed in ways that continue to enthrall viewers and collectors.
Mixed media painting of a woman

Fresh Faces: Figurative Art by Jon Sours

Created in a diverse range of wet and dry media, Jon Sours’s subjects have a freshness that sets them apart from their abstract surroundings.
Landscape oil painting with large clouds

A Landscape Painting Spotlight: Big Sky

Congratulations to Robert Niedzwiecki, whose work has been recognized in the PleinAir Salon. Here, Niedzwiecki tells us how his dramatic landscape painting, "Big Sky" came to be.
Multi-figure oil painting by Cesar Santos

Artist Cesar Santos: Inspiration for “The Three Graces”

When Cesar Santos imagined a gallery room that held paintings by Rothko and Goya, he envisioned a dynamic scene that inspired this work...
Young person looking at the Silent Battle statue

The Eyes of Freedom: A Traveling Memorial

Learn about a memorial that, by honoring a specific group of marines, is bringing healing to all those suffering from the "Silent Battle."
Landscape oil painting

How 2020 Inspired These 4 New Oil Paintings

Whether painting energetic scenes of New York City or the quiet spirituality of the Southwest, Michele Byrne has found a way to express what so many of us are feeling in 2020.
Narrative paintings

Fragile World, Vivid Dreams: 5 Narrative Oil Paintings

Characterized by his deeply honest means of expression and fascination with Orientalism, Surrealism, and social commentary, Moscow painter Stanislav Plutenko brings his vivid dreams...

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