Larsen’s career as an artist has spanned more than 40 years. Although his subject matter includes landscapes and religious topics, he is most celebrated for his paintings, murals, and life-size bronze sculptures depicting American Indian culture, especially that of his own Chickasaw Nation heritage.
Meet Montreal-based painter Marina Dieul. Born in France and having studied art there at L’École des Beaux-Arts and Studio Escalier, she has been inspired by an unlikely source-invading household pests. Read more about her animal series as well as her award-winning portraits that feature the human species.
In our March portfolio we meet 12 artists who are inspired by the many creatures of the earth.
A visit with Andrea Kemp at her studio in Golden, CO. “My studio is fairly clean, which helps me to stay focused,” Kemp says. “I work best with minimalist surroundings.”
Capturing the essence of things
The eyes are the prize
A veteran landscape painter and self-described artist-naturalist, Deborah Paris continually strives to be “not just a visitor in the woods, but also a participant.” Paris’ upcoming show, titled Lennox Woods—The Ancient Forest, represents the culmination of her 18-month “residency” in the 375-acre Lennox Woods Preserve.
Dustin Van Wechel has been earning serious recognition in the 12 years since he decided to devote himself full time to fine art. His work is on view in Masters of the American West—the annual event at Los Angeles’ Autry National Center.
In celebration of what would have been the 100th anniversary of Houser’s birth, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City is showcasing Houser’s influence on other artists in the exhibition Allan Houser and His Students. The exhibit portrays the distinguished artist as teacher and mentor and runs through May 11.
Ewoud de Groot is known in both the Netherlands and the United States for his contemporary wildlife works ranging from portrayals of lumbering moose resting in calm water to birds of prey soaring ominously toward the viewer.