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.

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.
Dorothy Lorenze, Gentleman Caller, oil, 10 x 8.

Emerging Artists | Dorothy Lorenze

Lorenze seeks interesting contrasts in color, shape, and texture when selecting objects for her still-life ensembles, frequently matching up disparate duos like a rustic copper kettle and an Oriental porcelain teapot.
Susan Hong-Sammons, Nikki and Her Birds, oil, 16 x 20.

Emerging Artists | Susan Hong-Sammons

Today Hong-Sammons paints in a style that feels true to her, blending classical realism and expressionism in her contemporary portrayals of everyday people, many of whom she meets through routine encounters such as trips to the grocery store.
Julie Davis, The Silos, oil, 12 x 9.

Emerging Artists | Julie Davis

Today, on her canvases, the Austin artist brings touches of glory to humble landscapes and tumbledown structures around central and western Texas, celebrating everything from an old feed mill in Marfa to a shuttered Waco storefront.

Emerging Artists | Lei Q. Min

Min’s ensuing research so touched her that she embarked on a series of paintings that portray the experiences of early Chinese-American women immigrants, including stories of hardship and discrimination.

Emerging Artists | Guenevere Schwien

On first glance, it might seem like an incongruous assortment, but Guenevere Schwien’s hyperrealist still-life paintings of sleek motorcycles, tempting sweets, sunlit tulips, and holiday lights share a universally irresistible theme.
Kathleen Hudson, Pig Pen, oil, 12 x 12.

Emerging Artists | Kathleen Hudson

Mountains have always captivated Hudson, and not just as an artist. She studied medieval history and literature at Harvard University and devoted her thesis to their spiritual role in narratives. For Hudson herself, now 30, alpine country offers a quiet refuge.