Emerging Artists | Horn, Youngers, Carpenter

By Bonnie Gangelhoff

Tim Horn

Derelict vehicles, abandoned buildings, and weather-worn red barns—California painter Tim Horn places them all at the top of his list of favorite subjects to paint. When Horn spotted a shiny Airstream trailer parked in front of a drab building in the Potrero Hill neighborhood in San Francisco, he was immediately drawn to the scene. “It’s unusual to see a camper in the city,” he says. “This particular one had a very highly polished surface, like a mirror, and reflected the other side of the street.”
Horn also finds inspiration in the rural ranching terrain of Marin and Sonoma counties near his home in Fairfax, CA. In September, he snagged the Artists’ Choice award at the annual Sonoma Plein Air show for his depiction of two beat-up trucks humorously titled two brothers from detroit. Horn is represented by Nancy Dodds Gallery, Carmel, CA; William Lester Gallery, Point Reyes Station, CA; Thomas Paul Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA; and Galerie Esteban, Santa Fe, NM.

Anna Youngers

When it came time for kudos at the Scottsdale Artists’ School’s Best & Brightest Show last fall, the judges awarded Anna Youngers the prize for best oil painting. Youngers has traveled an artistic path since high school, when she began studying classical painting at an atelier in her hometown of Sioux Falls, SD. She has always treasured works by the old masters. Today, at 22, her figurative and still-life works take their cue from the chiaroscuro lighting and compositions of much-admired artists such as Rembrandt. “I am just trying to convey how I see the world—the simple beauties,” Youngers says. For more information about the artist visit www.annayoungers.com.

Laura Carpenter

Early conversations with her grandfather, a psychoanalyst and watercolorist, inspired her career in art, says 27-year-old painter Laura Carpenter. “He told me that art was a wonderful thing, and he talked about how it could be a tool to find peace and discover yourself,” Carpenter says. “But he made it clear that you either do it wholeheartedly or give it up.”
Although she is equally at home creating figurative and interior works, capturing the changing nature of the landscape—from a quiet road to a tumultuous sky—is an ongoing theme in her works. “I’m trying to reflect a love of nature but also say that nature can be dangerous,” Carpenter says. She is represented by Exhibitrek The Gallery, Boulder, CO, and www.lauraberch.com.

Featured in “Artists to Watch” February 2008

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