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.

Top Emerging Artists of 2009 | Gregory Frank Harris

By Norman Koplas Contemporary landscapes in oil or acrylic by Gregory Frank Harris defy easy categorization, even by the artist himself. “I would say they’re minimalist,” he begins. “Still representational, of course, but up close they’re very abstract, with a total lack of detail. Maybe you could call them abstracted landscapes.” The artist credits...

Top Emerging Artist of 2009 | Norman Akers

By Norman Koplas With their swirling compositions of realistically rendered animals, Indian and Anglo symbols, geometric shapes, and map grids, the large-scale oil paintings of Norman Akers resemble nothing so much as dreams captured on canvas. “Let’s face it,” the artist laughs, “surrealism has had a connection to my work. I’m fascinated with both...