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.

Andy Evansen, Late Summer Farm, watercolor, 11 x 15.

Emerging Artists | Andy Evansen

Andy Evansen has painted all over the world, from China to Southern California. But Midwestern farm country is what speaks to him on the most visceral level. A native Midwesterner, he finds an array of alluring elements there—grain elevators, tractors, cows, farmhouses, farmers, frozen lakes, and snow-covered pastures.

Kim VanDerHoek, Lakeville Road Blues, oil, 8 x 10.

Emerging Artists | Kim VanDerHoek

Californian Kim VanDerHoek recalls that one of her college professors once asked the class to write an essay answering the question, “Where do you see yourself in 10 years?” VanDerHoek says a vision came to mind immediately: “I saw myself sitting in front of an easel, painting,” she says. “I’ve held onto that image...

Time Lapse, oil, 21 x 28.

Emerging Artists | Beth Sistrunk 

In paintings by Beth Sistrunk, there is often more to see than first meets the eye. Take TIME LAPSE, which won the creative achievement award at the International Guild of Realism’s recent annual juried exhibition. When printed on the page, the painting appears to depict three figures, each less distinct than its neighbor as...

Aspen View, oil, 16 x 20.

Emerging Artists | Cristen Miller

For decades the streets of San Francisco have inspired many an artist, and today Cristen Miller is one of them. Miller, a professor of art at the Academy of Art University, says that everywhere she looks in the City by the Bay, she discovers intriguing compositions and subject matter.

Steven Hileman, Birch Grove, oil, 18 x 24.

Emerging Artists | Steven Hileman

Early on in his fine-art career, Steven Hileman couldn’t imagine becoming a landscape painter. But today he admits that his artistic eye is naturally drawn to the scenes that surround him in Maine’s mid-coastal region. Hileman points out that the variety in the landscape—subject matter, light, texture, and mood—keep him intrigued.