For Russian native Inna Cherneykina, flowers embody the beauty of nature, and while she enjoys painting nature’s other exquisite offerings, it’s the chance to portray flowers in virtually endless arrangements that lures her back to her easel again and again.
Meet six artists who hail from the southern states.
Cultural discoveries, and the deep personal connections that come from learning about and painting Native American people, provide the impetus for Burdick’s career.
While many plein-air painters are highly skilled at portraying light and atmosphere, Obermeyer brings an unusual perspective on these elements to the canvas: The painter is also a pilot, having held a license for nearly 30 years.
While the artist dabbles in other subject matter, including landscapes and still lifes, her main fascination remains the roses, peonies, and irises she grew up with.
MacDonald, a former illustrator, sources nearly all of his plein-air imagery within just a few miles of his home in rural western Massachusetts, where ubiquitous woods and streams offer him a daily dose of inspiration.
The desire to share her experience of aesthetic pleasure with viewers has long been the driving force in Moyers’ art.
Gilchrest does not work from life or from photos. Instead, she creates each scene from her imagination.
Always in search of interesting faces to paint, Kuo explores the streets outside her home in Pasadena, CA, with her camera, snapping photographs when someone interesting catches her eye.
Smith renders his animal figures and surrounding landscapes with exceptional naturalism, each element tightly constructed and radiating the spirit of the moment.