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.

Emerging Artist | Pem Dunn

By Bonnie Gangelhoff “I always wanted to be a painter and I always wanted to fly airplanes. I ended up doing both.” So says Colorado-based landscape painter Pem Dunn. It’s not often that you hear those two career ambitions in the same sentence. But Dunn has indeed pursued two successful careers in his lifetime....

Josh Clare, Moosetrail Creek, oil, 30 x 40.

21 Under 31 | Josh Clare

By Bonnie Gangelhoff ART EDUCATION: Bachelor of fine arts, Brigham Young University, Rexburg, ID. STYLE: Impressionistic landscapes. MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: I’m more comfortable working from life than from photos. It’s usually the other way around. SECOND-CHOICE CAREER: I started in graphic design and illustration. When I was little, I...

Erica Pollock, Midtown, Midday, oil, 36 x 48.

21 Under 31 | Erica Pollock

By Bonnie Gangelhoff   ART EDUCATION: Bachelor of fine arts from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA. STYLE: Urban representational or urban contemporary. SECOND-CHOICE CAREER: Landscape architect. I was leaning toward that when I was going to Cornell. Part of me was afraid of becoming an artist because I had hit 20...

ANdrea Orr, Morning Has Broken, oil, 30 x 24.

21 Under 31 | Andrea Orr

By Bonnie Gangelhoff   ART EDUCATION: Master’s of fine arts from Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, FL. STYLE: Representational. MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: I consider any talent I may have as a gift God has given me, and my desire is for the viewer to see his love and greatness in...

Eugeniu Chisnicean, Chisinau View I, watercolor, 21 x 13.

21 Under 31 | Eugeniu Chisnicean

By Bonnie Gangelhoff ART EDUCATION: Children’s School of Fine Arts, Soldanesti, Moldova. The University of Arts and the Technical University of Moldova, both in Chisinau, Moldova. STYLE: My style is more impressionistic than realistic. MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: I think it is the combination of wet and dry brush techniques....

Robert Christian Hemme, A Broken Heart, oil, 20 x 16.rt

21 Under 31 | Christian Robert Hemme

By Bonnie Gangelhoff ART EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in commercial art from Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, FL.  STYLE: Representational. I like exploring human emotion—sort of Rockwellian. MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: I just keep in mind what Richard Schmid said in his book Alla Prima: “All successful techniques are the end result...