artist holding painting, posing with fellow artist/friend together

Artist Spotlight: Jill Stefani Wagner PSA-MC IAPS/MC

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Finishing a difficult artwork, creating a commissioned painting that makes my patron smile, having my work accepted into a national exhibit and accepting new gallery representation are all steps of the latter we artists climb.

Artist Spotlight: Aida Garrity

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This has been validated by the acceptance of my art into national shows and by my collectors’ acquisition of my paintings for them to enjoy in their homes with family and friends.
OIl paintings of Philadelphia

Beauty and Grit

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My response [to living in Philadelphia] was to paint and portray this Rust Belt city whose factories and jobs have been lost in the meltdown of American manufacturing.
Robin Caspari, "The Edge," oil, 12 x 10 in. - PleinAir Salon

Portraying the Raw Power of Water

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The rushing water over the rocks and portraying the feeling that man didn't, or couldn't, belong in this space was the inspiration behind "The Edge." Who is it by?
Peter Swift working in his studio

Artist Spotlight: Peter Swift

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My work combines both symmetry and realistic rendering, both imagination and meticulous craftsmanship.
Wildlife sculpture by Tyrel Johnson

Realistic Sculptures of the Human-to-Animal Connection

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Whether wild lynx, bison, frog or fish, the bronze-and-wood wildlife sculptures of Montana artist Tyrel Johnson bring a sense of peace to their audience while offering a unique story of nature.
J.M.W. Turner, "Antwerp: Van Goyen Looking Out for a Subject", 1833, oil on canvas, 36 1/8 x 48 3/8 in., Frick Collection, New York, 1901.1.118

Backlit: Looking Into JMW Turner’s Light

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When you fall in love with someone, you develop a love for the things that matter to him or her. As for my friend? Turner’s paintings. One of art’s functions is that it links people, two people certainly, and ideally many people.
PleinAir Salon landscape painting

The “Beauty Mark” That Got Our Attention

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"Beauty Mark," an oil landscape painting by Seth Tummins, won Third Place Overall in the April 2022 PleinAir Salon. Here, Seth shares his inspiration, techniques, and more.
photograph portrait of artist Ellen Buselli

Artist Spotlight: Ellen Buselli

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Artist Ellen Buselli describes her inspirations are endless from life and still life objects she collects, taking a 2-D surface and creating illusions of 3-D.
photo of artist Lori Putnam in front of her work, the grand prize winner of Plein Air Salon, 2021

Artist Spotlight: Lori Putnam

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Artist Lori Putnam developed a desire to learn how to paint in her mid-30’s, leaving her with a trail of desire to learn more, as an artist.

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