Hitchens, whose impressionistic style reflects contemporary and imaginative realism. “Ever since I was a child, nature has fascinated me. I have memories of sitting outside watching the leaves blow in the wind and creating infinite patterns.”
Kelly Carmody’s classical realist paintings hark back to art of the 17th and 18th centuries, and particularly to the powerful, single-figure portraits of painters like Édouard Manet.
In a world where so many eyes are glued to smartphones and other high-tech gadgets, Rick J. Delanty seeks to show us something different—something better—beyond the temporal world and its digital distractions.
Justin Clements likes to wake up early, grab his Canon camera, and drive up and down county roads, snapping pictures for potential paintings.
Snyder is saying a lot with his figure paintings these days. His painting RED snagged the grand prize in The Artist’s Magazine’s all-media art competition this year, and he recently put final touches on a new body of work for gallery exhibits this fall.
Today, the landscape artist is anchored in Steamboat Springs, CO, with her husband and two young boys. She traded her watercolors for oils in 2006, but she maintains her disciplined approach to painting, beginning outdoors with sketches and plein-air studies.
For many years Sally O’Neill was a piano teacher in Southern California with a deep love for art. She was always looking at art, collecting art, and painting in her free time, but she dreamed of making it her full-time profession.
By adding people and animals to his compositions, Emery is not only painting a scene, he’s painting a story. And the intensity of his colors adds to the emotion of the piece.
It was not artistic preference but rather an unfortunate accident that first led Lee McVey to pastels. The lifelong artist was working as a middle-school art teacher when a student tripped down the stairs and used McVey to break her fall. She ended up with a torn ligament in her shoulder.
The subjects in her portraits often stare out of the canvas, beckoning viewers to glimpse their souls. For Southern California painter Andrea Mosley, that’s exactly her artistic intent. “Each face has a unique story to tell, and that story is found in the subject’s expression, specifically through their eyes,” Mosley says. “It’s been said...