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 | Rob Rey

RHODE ISLAND ART EDUCATION: Bachelor of fine arts from the Rhode Island School of Design. STYLE: Realism with strong brushwork. Figures, portraits, still lifes, and landscapes. INSPIRATION FOR YOUR WINNING PAINTING: The intermingling of domestic life 
and wildlife. SECOND-CHOICE CAREER: Probably something with mythology, engineering, or 
science. Something that, like art, makes a positive...

21 Under 31 | Justin Hess

CALIFORNIA ART EDUCATION: I began to study painting at Ventura College. After graduating I moved to San Francisco, where I continued my studies in painting at the Academy of Art University. I then spent three years at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. STYLE: I imagine that if one were to categorize my...

21 Under 31 | Aaron Bushnell

1st Place UTAH ART EDUCATION: Bachelor of fine arts from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. STYLE: Reckless impressionism. I call it that because I have a love for impressionism, but I use a lot of straight edges and contemporary subject matter recklessly. INSPIRATION FOR YOUR WINNING PAINTING: That scene is a couple...