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.

21 Under 31 | Erin Anderson

PENNSYLVANIA ART EDUCATION: Àni Art Academies Waichulis. STYLE: Realism. INSPIRATION FOR YOUR WINNING Piece: The blissful feeling of the first sunny days of spring. I draw inspiration from human emotion. My work reflects my efforts to understand my relationship to the world, its people, and how we all relate. It’s my hope that the...

21 Under 31 | Andrea Kowch

MICHIGAN ART EDUCATION: Bachelor of fine arts from the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, and self-taught. STYLE: Magic realism. INSPIRATION FOR YOUR WINNING PAINTING: I wanted to create a composition involving butterflies as a subject. Butterflies have always served as symbols of hope and beauty. They are creatures that, despite their fragility, have...

21 Under 31 | Caleb Meyer

IDAHO ART EDUCATION: I have a bachelor’s in art education from Boise State University, Boise, ID, but a two-year apprenticeship with Robert Moore has been the most valuable educational experience by far. STYLE: I would say I have an impressionistic style. I like a lot of paint and color. I work with a palette...

21 Under 31 | Katie Melanson

CANADA ART EDUCATION: Academy of Realist Art, Toronto. STYLE: At the moment my style is best described as realist, but I love many different styles and believe that over time I will experiment with a range of them. INSPIRATION FOR YOUR WINNING PAINTING: The photograph in the background was my primary inspiration. It is...

21 Under 31 | Kari Rajkumar

2nd Place ILLINOIS ART EDUCATION: Self-taught. I have only received 15 hours of instruction. STYLE: Realism. INSPIRATION FOR YOUR WINNING PIECE: Scott works as an engineer, and in his spare time he travels to many re-enactments across the Midwest. In late spring each year he sets up his own teepee and gear at a...

21 Under 31 | Ian Marion

NEW YORK ART EDUCATION: Bachelor of fine arts in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. Master of fine arts from the New York Academy of Art. STYLE: Realism. INSPIRATION FOR YOUR WINNING PAINTING: COMING STORM was very much inspired by the fragmented memories of my travels across the country. The...

21 Under 31 | Chris S. Phillips

GEORGIA ART EDUCATION: Bachelor of fine arts from the Pensacola Christian College in Florida. STYLE: My work is primarily representational. MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: I would say it is my brushwork. The application of paint can always say a great deal about an artist’s work. SECOND-CHOICE CAREER: I have always...

21 Under 31 | Eric Suchowesky

FLORIDA ART EDUCATION: I have two bachelor of fine arts degrees in commercial art and graphic design and also a master of fine arts from the Pensacola Christian College in Florida. STYLE: Representational. INSPIRATION FOR YOUR WINNING PAINTING: The painting stems from many childhood memories—memories of home, Michigan winters, and the snow-covered woods of...

21 Under 31 | Sara Scribner

OKLAHOMA ART EDUCATION: Bachelor of fine arts from the Academy of Art 
University, San Francisco, CA. STYLE: Realism. INSPIRATION FOR YOUR WINNING PAINTING: In Native American symbolism, the Plains tribes believe that robins are a sign to only present the truth when speaking. They associate the robin’s beak color with listening to the spoken...

21 Under 31 | Jason Daniel Jackson

TENNESSEE ART EDUCATION: Associate’s degree in commercial art from the Nossi College of Art, Nashville, TN. I was Dawn Whitelaw’s studio assistant for four years. I have also studied with Michael Shane Neal, Anthony Ryder, and Roger Dale Brown. STYLE: Realism. INSPIRATION FOR YOUR WINNING PAINTING: Photographs from the first moon landing. SECOND-CHOICE CAREER:...