Today the entirely self-taught painter has polished his own style, a self-described “painterly realism” that has earned Bodine national recognition and a collector following in the United States and Europe.
Mendlik studied her environs with an artist’s eye, drawing and painting everything from the landscape and river to her horses and wild roses. In doing so, she formed a profound connection with the region that fuels much of her plein-air and studio work today.
Cramer’s thirst for adventure and love for the West’s raw, wild beauty inform the painter’s breathtaking portrayals of the southwestern wilderness.
Salvo chooses to paint it all, from an autumn view along Laguna Canyon Road to a rusty 1953 Dodge pickup to perfected renditions of his mom’s apple pie. And he wouldn’t have it any other way.
In Beauchamp’s studio landscape paintings, classic representational scenes are often entangled in painterly, abstracted patterns. Realistically rendered figures might be surrounded by a conceptual background of lively, colorful brushwork.
Drawing on similarities between humanity and the natural world, Jaclyn Alderete creates poignant, ethereal figure paintings full of grace and optimism. What you won’t find in her works are depictions of adversity and despair.
Whether portraying a cactus garden, cloud study, or an old caboose, Clemens relishes recording the details, but he considers his style impressionistic realism.
While LaRock seeks to relate the enduring principles of classical art, he also wants his works to appeal to contemporary sensibilities.
Chinnock still enjoys exploring the wilderness of his home state in every season, just as he did as a boy, but now he uses oil paints and a palette knife to portray its wide-ranging beauty.
A plein-air artist with no formal training, Saffle focuses his creative endeavors not on the landscape per se but on once-crucial manmade contrivances now decomposing in its midst: dilapidated trucks, ancient tractors, collapsing barns.