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.

Sergio Lopez, Elanis, oil, 20 x 30.

Emerging Artist | Sergio Lopez

For Northern California artist Sergio Lopez, nothing is more inspiring than the lines and gestures of the female form. “I want to convey my enjoyment of not just the female form but also the female spirit,” Lopez says...

Nathaniel Skousen, Three Onions, oil, 8 x 10.

Emerging Artist | Nathaniel Skousen

There aren’t a lot of artists who can say they know human anatomy intimately, both inside and out. But Nathaniel Skousen is one of them. While Skousen was studying art at Southern Utah University, he took a number of anatomy classes and spent countless hours dissecting and drawing cadavers...

Jennifer Johnson, Fall Lilies, oil, 30 x 40.

Emerging Artist | Jennifer Johnson

When Colorado artist Jennifer Johnson was in second grade, she learned that she was dyslexic, which explained why she had such difficulty expressing herself in writing. A creative child, Johnson soon looked for another artistic outlet and turned to painting...

Michael DeVore, Pork Chop and Poblanos, oil, 16 x 14.

Emerging Artist | Michael DeVore

Michael DeVore has come a long way from his childhood interest in drawing cartoons. These days the Colorado-based artist is known for still-life and figurative works that evoke the spirit of the old masters...

Melissa Gann, Gentleness, oil, 9 x 12.

Emerging Artist | Melissa Gann

Melissa Gann couldn’t attend the Oil Painters of America’s National Juried Exhibition, held in June at Evergreen Fine Art in Evergreen, CO. But the day after the awards ceremony, she opened up a laptop in her Atlanta-area kitchen to see if anyone she knew had won an award. When she saw that her painting...

Greg Gandy, Morning Rain in North Beach, oil, 24 x 36.

Emerging Artist | Greg Gandy

When artist Greg Gandy, 32, moved to the City by the Bay for graduate school at the Academy of Fine Art University, he didn’t own a car. Gandy has walked many, many miles absorbing San Francisco’s nooks, crannies, and charms, which has given him a special appreciation for the ever-changing textures and 
flavors of...

Erin Schulz, Grapes and Pear, oil still-life painting

Emerging Artist | Erin Schulz

As a former engineer and current still-life artist, Erin Schulz has evolved from testing objects to painting them. She began studying art at an early age, but she realized that making a living that way might prove difficult...