Condrat’s take on today’s western landscape is not only original but unusually open to wide-ranging interpretations.
Whatever the subject, Judy begins each piece with some sort of photo reference—which she now captures on the ranches of Colorado’s western slope.
Maggiori pays particular attention to rendering his clouds, which have won him special praise for their luminous realism.
Sharon Markwardt began using vividly striking colors in paintings of western and animal subjects inspired by her surroundings, which for a time included horses, dogs, a donkey, a neighbor’s longhorns, and a nearby herd of buffalo.
Though they end up as stylized expressions of her encounters with the land, McKenna’s paintings originate as plein-air studies.
No matter what scene is in front of her, Cynthia Rosen aspires to perceive the underlying aliveness and delight of the natural world and share it through her work.
At the age of 65 and advantageously based in Albuquerque, NM, Mejo Okon is delighted to be painting these willing western subjects every day in dramatic, realistic compositions that are as richly glowing as a classic Technicolor western movie.
Indeed, Travis Walker has an imaginative take on today’s West. As he has noted, his works sometimes meet at the intersection of comedy and tragedy.
Still-life paintings by Angus Wilson convey to viewers the delightful impression that they’re experiencing the centuries-old genre in a new, contemporary way.
Over the past few years, Laguë has become especially fascinated with aerial views of skyscrapers, street scenes, and other urban vignettes. Such unusual viewpoints upend traditional perspective, at the same time infusing each composition with additional dynamism.