Painter Brooke Olivares never tires of portraying the kitchen in her grandmother’s home in the rural Sacramento Valley.
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.
Today, in her impressionistic portrayals of people, animals, landscapes, and interiors, the painter leaves behind traces of abstraction for viewers.
A self-described impressionistic realist, Hughes arranges his value patterns, colors, and overall design with a discerning eye.
In many ways the artist remains inspired by her California roots, and her paintings often radiate sunshine and warmth as a result, she says, but they also reflect the charm of the romantic era of painting.
In each petal she portrays, Averbach inspects the intricate crinkles and curls and amends the imperfections, giving every blossom its own distinctiveness as unique as a thumbprint or snowflake.
Last year Dibble received an honorable mention at the Oil Painters of America’s Western Regional Exhibition for his portrayal of a sunlit barn in layered earthy hues of amber, ocher, and flax.
Crow is one of the younger western painters working today, but his representational portrayals of cowboys and ranch life are swiftly gaining recognition.
Hewing faithfully to the Renaissance and French academic traditions, Michael Klein is among the vanguard of contemporary painters working to rekindle classical art.
Today the entirely self-taught painter has polished his own style, a self-described “painterly realism” that has earned Bodine national recognition and a collector following in the United States and Europe.