MacDonald, a former illustrator, sources nearly all of his plein-air imagery within just a few miles of his home in rural western Massachusetts, where ubiquitous woods and streams offer him a daily dose of inspiration.
Always in search of interesting faces to paint, Kuo explores the streets outside her home in Pasadena, CA, with her camera, snapping photographs when someone interesting catches her eye.
Recently figurative artist Ardith Starostka has started to introduce contemporary touches, such as surrealism and modern-day symbolism, to her traditional portraits.
With their spare backgrounds and singular focus, the artist’s scratchboard works might appear simple in form, but his intricate markings within the subjects themselves reveal depth and complexity.
In recent years, Tankersley has “gone beyond brush and canvas” to explore a variety of tools and surfaces, from Mylar to linen, and she now takes a looser approach to painting.
Now the full-time artist says he’s “aiming high” to make up for lost time, but in many ways, his illustrious, 30-year advertising career favorably shaped his habits today as a painter, including his penchant for conceiving ideas in “campaigns and series.”
Today, as a part-time nurse, she makes time to pursue her true calling, a passion that has taken her to workshops around the world and to national exhibitions with prominent groups like the American Impressionist Society and Oil Painters of America.
In his latest body of work—on view this month in a group show at Legacy Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ—Nagy continues to explore his homeland across the seasons.
Kitts paints from life as often as he can, and though the landscapes and people around his home in Oregon provide occasional inspiration.
Similar to Méheut, Rich alters the perspectives of her subject matter to portray honest but “unexpected” views of everyday scenes in people’s lives, from a dinner gathering to a funeral procession.