Nick Patten, “Floating,” oil on canvas, 30x40 inches, $12,000

How Process Feeds Inspiration: Paintings by Nick Patten

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Fine Art Today had the luxury of sitting down with amazing painter Nick Patten, who offered some engaging thoughts about his process, inspiration, and more. So impactful were they that we’ve decided to quote him in full.
Still life oil paintings - Larry Preston - FineArtConnoisseur.com

Artist to Watch: Larry Preston

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Preston spent his teen years developing as a musician and as a budding artist studying Flemish still life paintings. See a selection of his oil paintings here.
Still life oil painting

When Time Stands Still: Paintings by Cynthia Rosen

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In 2020, Cynthia Rosen found time to experiment with her colorful abstractions of the landscape, and moved toward something many of us can relate to from the year: the still life. Here's how and why her art has changed, and the relevance of a common, but unexpected, shape in her paintings.
Multiple figures in a realism painting

Max Ginsburg Tackles Social Realism and Modernism

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Max Ginsburg is a painter with a conscience, using traditional realism and exquisite technique to explore his feelings about the human condition. Unafraid to paint the provocative and controversial social issues of our times, Ginsburg is helping bring representational painting into the contemporary age — a venture that began some 70 years ago.
Artist Spotlight: Dustin Van Wechel

Artist Spotlight: Dustin Van Wechel

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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

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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

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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

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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.
Mixed media painting of a woman

Fresh Faces: Figurative Art by Jon Sours

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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

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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.

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