Over the years, Immel has alternated between technical detail and painterly flexibility. Today she combines the two in each painting.
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.
Gilchrest does not work from life or from photos. Instead, she creates each scene from her imagination.
Erin Spencer’s landscape paintings are quiet and contemplative, pared down to the basic shapes and colors of a place without the distraction of anything human or man-made.
Her main focus now is to portray all of her subjects with integrity. Whether it is a small cactus flower or a sprawling gorge, she hopes to convey the same amount of respect for every subject.
In a style she describes as magical realism, White frequently portrays fanciful scenarios alongside realistic depictions of Asian ceramic vessels and other pottery.
The artist describes his style as “messy realism,” letting his hand show through his brushes and pens. He seeks to portray motion and immediacy in every artwork.
A keen observer of nature, the artist dedicates ample time to studying and understanding the changing colors as the light falls on his subject matter.
While the artist’s work is often described as contemporary realism, he himself describes his style as “emotionalism,” where a river shrouded in fog can be sorrowful and a rolling meadow can be joyful.
An animal lover, the artist drew extensive inspiration from the wildlife of the West, including horses, bison, longhorns, wolves, and bears.