Painters often have an acute awareness of their surroundings, constantly taking in the sights, sounds, and emotions of unique places before translating those experiences into beautiful images. Artist Dean Larson has not only mastered this process, he has infused his paintings with an experimental nature that could defy categorization.
Regardless of what he paints or in what fashion, Forster’s primary interests are individuals’ stories and the relationships among people...
Brendan Johnston gives us a glimpse into his world, as shown in this still life that includes objects of inspiration and practicality. Keep reading to learn more about Johnston and his process.
“I often think about the history of an area where I am painting, about how many troubles and beautiful things may have happened there,” says Gleiter. “Most importantly, I am humbled to observe how natural forces never stop moving.”
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.
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.
Pastel artist Nancie King Mertz works from photo references and from life en plein air. Known for her cityscapes of Chicago, here she explains how she takes a dull reference photo and creates from it a lively scene.
Painters paint what they know, love, and understand, which for many means the infinite sources of inspiration found in nature. Deeply moved by his life experiences “running amok” in the rural Midwest, this artist has found his own creative way to answer the call of the wild.
Because of our intimate familiarity with it, the human body in art has a unique ability to communicate an infinite variety of emotions, ideas, concepts, and stories, which is why Martin Eichinger prefers to be called a narrative artist rather than a figurative sculptor. What story will you find?
"I find meaning in the play of light against time-worn materials and feel kinship with the gritty violence of shattered surfaces," says Wayne Dodson.