Now firmly rooted in contemporary realism, Chovanec teaches art at a college near her home in Grand Rapids, MI.
Today, still lured by her love for nature, the award-winning pastelist and oil painter frequently works en plein air in the foothills and mountains near her home in Denver.
Clement’s depictions of sweeping, luminous skies have won approval from collectors and fellow artists alike.
Today Cote portrays everything from portraits and still lifes to the landmarks and desert landscapes around his home in Tempe, AZ.
The figurative painter always looks to her models for clues about their inner “questions” and emotions—qualities she can then capture in her classical realist paintings to communicate something about the human condition.
For Russian native Inna Cherneykina, flowers embody the beauty of nature, and while she enjoys painting nature’s other exquisite offerings, it’s the chance to portray flowers in virtually endless arrangements that lures her back to her easel again and again.
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.