While several of this artist's portraits convey a frank sense of despondency, discouragement, and despair, ultimately they are intended to offer hope through awareness and change.
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.
"Many of my successful paintings tell a story and are a journey of learning and discovery," says Bruce K. Lawes. Learn about his work with Jane Goodall and more.
Capturing mood, atmosphere, and light are essential to this artist's practice, which requires not only patience but also planning, particularly for the still lifes.
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.
"I couldn’t resist the challenge of attempting to render the amber of the street lamps reflecting off the red brick..." John Whytock takes us behind the scenes of his recent PleinAir Salon winner, "Alley Kitty."
Many view making art as a meditative practice that calms the nerves, provides clarity, and is fulfilling. For painter Sergio Roffo, that feeling of serene sanity is often achieved with brush in hand and beauty in mind.
Learning more about the creative process of this painter, one could get the sense he’s simply a conduit of pure inspiration. Focusing on technique, his pictures frequently result in beautiful works with unconventional narratives.
Using Renaissance and Baroque traditions as a catalyst for her dramatic narratives, this Asheville, North Carolina painter invites you into her creative world — one filled with dichotomy, costume, mystery, and more.
There is a lot of superb contemporary realism being made these days; here we shine light on Nikita Budkov.