Emerging Artists

Art collectors interested in learning about today’s top emerging artists can find everything they need right here. These hot, new emerging artists encompass a wide variety of styles and genres, including plein-air painting, landscapes, still lifes, wildlife, western paintings, and more. Many of these emerging contemporary artists have won awards in highly respected art competitions. You’ll also learn about the many galleries for emerging artists—a great source for purchasing artworks by these rising stars.

Jesse Hitchens, Under the Bridge, oil, 24 x 36.

Emerging Artists | Jesse Hitchens

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.”

Rick J. Delanty, Seawall, acrylic, 16 x 20.

Emerging Artists | Rick J. Delanty

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.

Britt Snyder, Trains, oil, 29 x 28.

Emerging Artists | Britt Snyder

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.

Chula Beauregard, End of the Day, oil, 24 x 18.

Emerging Artists | Chula Beauregard

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.

Sally O'Neill, California Dreamin’, oil, 11 x 14.

Emerging Artists | Sally O’Neill

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.

Lee McVey, Abiquiu Road, oil, 9 x 12.

Emerging Artists | Lee McVey

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.

Andrea Mosley, Gilded Cage, oil/gold leaf, 24 x 20.

Emerging Artists | Andrea Mosley

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...