James Gurney art

Windows to a Forgotten World

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Although it’s been many thousands - if not millions – of years since ancient civilizations and some extinct animal species flourished, their legacies continue to fascinate and live on through the creative vision of artist James Gurney. Welcome to Dinotopia and other lost worlds.
Oil painting of nature with shadows

Nature and Experience: Paintings by William Nichols

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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.

Finding Faith in Nature: Narrative Oil Paintings

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To understand Terry Rowlett’s paintings is to take a glimpse into his captivating life journey from evangelical roots in Arkansas to hipster-bohemian Athens, Georgia.
Plein Air Salon paintings - Richard Boyer

The Challenge and Joy of Painting San Francisco

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Congratulations to Richard Boyer, whose cityscape oil painting, "Last Light" won First Place in the June 2020 Plein Air Salon. We asked him to tell us about his winning work in this exclusive feature.

One to Watch: Tanya Atanasova

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If you haven’t heard of artist Tanya Atanasova, it might be time.
Narrative oil paintings

Bittersweet Paintings of Love and Loss

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Although her stylistic and philosophical approaches make it logical to compare her with the Perceptual Painters — a group of contemporary artists who challenge the assumptions of the visual world and who focus on space, volume, color, and shapes — Santiago’s paintings are simultaneously individualistic, with a strong female viewpoint all her own.
Contemporary figurative art - Luke Hillestad - FineArtConnoisseur.com

Figurative Art: Staying in Touch with Tradition

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Luke Hillestad draws heavily upon some of history’s greatest painters to create canvases that vibrate with life and give voice to the primal beauty of humankind.
Representational art - Oil paintings by Chula Beauregard

6 Representational Paintings by Chula Beauregard

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Painter and former Peace Corps volunteer Chula Beauregard shares six of her paintings and her inspiration for each.
Contemporary landscape paintings - Marcia Burtt, "Ruffled Water, High Tide" painting

Why I Use Acrylic For My Paintings of Land and Water

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Starting college at the University of Chicago, Marcia Burtt graduated from UC Berkeley and earned an MA in art from the University of Montana. Fine Art Today had the opportunity to ask Burtt about her style of landscape paintings and her chosen medium, which is ...
Contemporary still life painting - Nancy Depew - FineArtConnoisseur.com

Insight, Revelation, and Discovery

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Often it is a pure and humble approach to the blank canvas that leads to aesthetic success. When artists divert from the formulaic and allow creativity to flow organically, the untainted core of art often emerges: to express that which words cannot.

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