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.

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...

Yael Maimon, Luka, oil, 16 x 12.

Emerging Artists | Yael Maimon 

Israeli artist Yael Maimon was reluctantly heading down a career path in psychology when she experienced a life-changing moment. One day, acting on a whim, she bought a plane ticket to Rome with a singular mission—to see the Sistine Chapel. When she got home, she knew it was time to put her psychology degree...

Kyle Ma, Life on the Farm, oil, 16 x 20.

Emerging Artists | Kyle Ma

Kyle Ma is excited about his first solo show this summer. It’s a memorable milestone for many artists, but there’s one thing that makes Ma’s debut at Wilcox Gallery in Jackson, WY, especially noteworthy: The Texas-based painter is just 16 years old, and by all accounts he’s the new wunderkind on the art block....

Slade Wheeler, Without Delay, oil.

Emerging Artists | Slade Wheeler

Legendary architect Mies van der Rohe once said, “God is in the details,” and those famous words could also be a mantra for Slade Wheeler. The California artist creates highly detailed trompe l’oeil works that can take up to two months each to complete. The tromp l’oeil style requires tight, realistic imagery to create...