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.

Kami Mendlik, Tucson Washout, oil, 9 x 12.

Emerging Artists | Kami Mendlik

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.

Anthony Salvo, View From Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, oil, 12 x 24.

Emerging Artists | Anthony Salvo

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.

Jeffrey Beauchamp, Frida Be You and Me, oil, 60 x 48.

Emerging Artists | Jeffrey Beauchamp

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.

Jaclyn Alderete, Winter’s Light, oil, 12 x 12.

Emerging Artists | Jaclyn Alderete

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.

Dane Chinnock, Exiguous, oil, 32 x 18.

Emerging Artists | Dane Chinnock

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.

Randy Saffle, Calling It a Day, oil, 9 x 12.

Emerging Artists | Randy Saffle

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.