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.

Jerry Salinas, Firelight, oil, 14 x 11.

Emerging Artists | Jerry Salinas

Today one of Salinas’ favorite subjects to portray is women dressed in brightly patterned Hispanic clothing, but the artist hasn’t entirely abandoned the subject matter he loved to paint in Chicago.
Mark Daly, Empire Flags in Snow, oil, 24 x 18.

Emerging Artists | Mark Daly

Where Daly is these days, as a fine artist, is worth noting. He has scooped up multiple national awards for his impressionistic portrayals of landscapes, city streets, and coastal life.
Wayne McKenzie, Violet, oil, 20 x 16.

Emerging Artists | Wayne McKenzie

Today, Knight’s loose, vibrant style remains one of McKenzie’s greatest influences. As he works, the artist saves self-critique and fine-tuning for the end of his process, painting swiftly with both brushes and palette knives.
Lisa Mozzini-McDill, Making My Way Downtown, oil, 40 x 30.

Emerging Artists | Lisa Mozzini-McDill

Paris rooftops at sunset, glistening rain puddles pooling in an alley’s fractured pavement, reverent onlookers gazing upon a Michelangelo sculpture—these and countless other scenes have captured the eye, and heart, of Lisa Mozzini-McDill.
Christina Body, Hall to Opportunity, oil, 24 x 18.

Emerging Artists | Christina Body

Body recently garnered top awards for two of her Chicago cityscapes in Paint Your City, an international painting competition in Los Angeles, and last year she received an honorable mention from the American Women Artists for a scene set in San Francisco’s Chinatown.