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Contemporary Realism: East of the Sun

There is a lot of superb contemporary realism being made these days; here we shine light on Nikita Budkov.
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Casting Her Voice: Figurative Art Sculptures

Part of what makes figurative art so magnetic is its expressive potential. This great sculptor shows us one way how.
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Artist to Watch: Jason Patrick Jenkins

Beyond contributing to the realist community through teaching and painting, Jenkins is an observant commentator on contemporary times — one who hopes to bring humanism back to his digitally oversaturated generation.
Western art oil paintings

Chasing Light, Capturing Beauty: Oil Paintings by Morgan Weistling

Since he was a child, artist Morgan Weistling has constantly seen beauty and design in the world. Intensely studying art by 12 and painting movie posters for top agencies by 19, Weistling has been chasing beauty his entire career, and he continually captures it with luminous results.

An Artistic Allegory of an Artistic Life

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.
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A Landscape Painting Spotlight: Big Sky

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.
Teresa Oaxaca paintings - Journey of Life

Painted Faces and Tradition Reborn

Although Teresa Oaxaca is largely focused on perfecting her techniques and aesthetic, her body of work already demonstrates her immense talent, eclectic taste, and unreal potential.
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Oil Painting Spotlight: “Alley Kitty” by John Whytock

"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."
Western art oil paintings

A Western Connection

Intent and methodical, this artist approaches the canvas — or panel — with purpose, imparting in paint his love for Montana and all things Western.
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Staying Focused

Contemporary realist oil painter Allan Gorman shares paintings - and insights - from his recent series.

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