Welcome to our annual showcase for emerging artists. In the following pages we introduce you to 21 artists under the age of 31—rising stars from across the country who represent the future of realism today.
Telling her story
Scenes from rural America
A slice of heaven
From construction worker to full-time painter, Bryce Billings looks to create works that capture the spirit and emotional life of his subjects.
In the mind’s eye
The visual poetry of daily life
Northern California-based Kristan Le is fond of painting in all genres and says that whether it’s a still- life, landscape, or figurative work, her artistic mission is always the same: “to capture the sincerity and authenticity of the moment.”
Honoring the human condition
Creating visual poems