A plein-air artist with no formal training, Saffle focuses his creative endeavors not on the landscape per se but on once-crucial manmade contrivances now decomposing in its midst: dilapidated trucks, ancient tractors, collapsing barns.
Bailey works in a variety of genres; interiors, still lifes, figurative works, and landscapes are all found in his oeuvre. But there is an underlying current in his subject-matter choice.
You might call impressionist Barbara Jaenicke a painter of light. Light-filled landscapes in any region and any season fascinate her, but the Northwest winters especially suit her taste for capturing the play of light and shadow on snow.
Wielding 30 years of graphic design and illustration experience, Terry Cooke Hall infuses her distinctive figure paintings with everything from California Impressionism and the golden age of illustration to flavors of the Southwest and Art Deco panache.
Lay’s lineage helps explain not only her interest in the fauna she paints today but also her vocation as an artist, which she likens to “being given the Golden Ticket as a child.”
Since Bikbov has been painting en plein air in the United States, he says his landscapes and townscapes—which still bear marks of Russian Impressionism—have acquired “higher key colors.”
Clague, who completed his graduate studies in fine art at Pensacola Christian College and today lives in Missouri, describes his painting style as impressionistic realism; his goal is to “faithfully” capture the essence of his subject.
An equestrian passion runs in the Colorado native’s family—her husband is an equine veterinarian and her two children, now grown, are skilled horsemen—so it seems only natural that paintings of horses and horsemanship claim a major portion of Judy’s oeuvre.
Los Angeles-based plein-air artist Mike Hernandez defines his paintings as “risk- taking” balanced by restraint. Working primarily in gouache, Hernandez approaches his subject matter as though he were looking for the right words to pay tribute to a beautiful woman.
Robertson, who demonstrated artistic talents even as a child, heeded an inner call to paint in 1992, while juggling a career as a clinical psychologist in Texas. Since embarking on her creative path, Robertson has taken notes from mentors such as Bob Rohm, Jill Carver, Skip Whitcomb, and Bill Gallen, and...