It takes just one sweeping look through Tyler Swain’s oeuvre of still-life paintings to recognize that the Utah artist celebrates beauty in simplicity, and nature offers up some of his best models in that department.
Though the artist often depicts wildlife around her home in the Flathead Valley, she views her oeuvre of oils in much broader terms.
While reference photographs have their place at his easel, Dan Bulleit prefers to portray poignant moments he himself has observed and experienced, from a chess game with his daughter to a scenic overlook at a local restaurant.
Thompson portrays what he calls the “broken-down, exposed elements of nature” in vibrant strokes of color that merge to form mountain peaks, pine forests, rivers, and farmland.
Working from her adobe studio in a small village near Taos, the artist is deeply inspired by her roots in the area.
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.
The self-described homebody never tires of depicting the rural landscapes, agrarian structures, and towns around northern Utah.
Today Gyurcsak explores his ever-growing interest in abstract realism through a variety of subject matter, from portraits to interiors, and he works from life whenever possible.
Sunshine is a recurring element throughout Randleas’ figurative works, and the artist makes sure to fit plein-air practice into her schedule.
Ever mindful of striking a balance between loose and detailed brushwork, the self-described impressionist and “addict for color” rarely works from photographs.