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.
From moths to modern-day life
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.
Stories from daily life
Where manmade and natural wonders collide
Matthew J. Cutter brings a spontaneous approach to creating his landscapes, which are inspired from growing up in New Hampshire, where he often played in the woods surrounded by subtle, quiet colors.
Stories from the streets of Austin
Spreading her wings
Heather Arenas considers herself a lifetime student of art whose works span street scenes, restaurant interiors, portraits of flamenco dancers, storefronts, trailers, and western landscapes featuring granite rocks and backcountry roads.
Painting from life