Lay’s lineage helps explain not only her interest in the fauna she paints today but also her vocation as an artist, which she likens to “being given the Golden Ticket as a child.”
Since Bikbov has been painting en plein air in the United States, he says his landscapes and townscapes—which still bear marks of Russian Impressionism—have acquired “higher key colors.”
Clague, who completed his graduate studies in fine art at Pensacola Christian College and today lives in Missouri, describes his painting style as impressionistic realism; his goal is to “faithfully” capture the essence of his subject.
An equestrian passion runs in the Colorado native’s family—her husband is an equine veterinarian and her two children, now grown, are skilled horsemen—so it seems only natural that paintings of horses and horsemanship claim a major portion of Judy’s oeuvre.
Los Angeles-based plein-air artist Mike Hernandez defines his paintings as “risk- taking” balanced by restraint. Working primarily in gouache, Hernandez approaches his subject matter as though he were looking for the right words to pay tribute to a beautiful woman.
Robertson, who demonstrated artistic talents even as a child, heeded an inner call to paint in 1992, while juggling a career as a clinical psychologist in Texas. Since embarking on her creative path, Robertson has taken notes from mentors such as Bob Rohm, Jill Carver, Skip Whitcomb, and Bill Gallen, and along the way,...
A sense of tranquility is bound to wash over any room where Sara Linda Poly’s atmospheric landscape paintings hang.
As a boy growing up in New Zealand, artist Don Oelze was fascinated by the American West and Native American culture and history.
Painter Nyle Gordon hesitates to peg his style, and it’s easy to see why. Although strong color harmonies and generous dabs of texture make regular appearances in his paintings, his diversified oeuvre ranges from subtle abstraction to more realistic representations.
Hitchens, whose impressionistic style reflects contemporary and imaginative realism. “Ever since I was a child, nature has fascinated me. I have memories of sitting outside watching the leaves blow in the wind and creating infinite patterns.”