The desire to share her experience of aesthetic pleasure with viewers has long been the driving force in Moyers’ art.
Smith renders his animal figures and surrounding landscapes with exceptional naturalism, each element tightly constructed and radiating the spirit of the moment.
These days, the seasoned artist draws and paints for the sake of exploration, of testing solutions to a visual problem until he finds resolution in the various shapes and hues that populate his experiments.
Survey even a small portfolio of paintings by Michele Usibelli, and—while you would immediately recognize the bold self-assurance of her composition, palette, and brushwork—you might find yourself hard-pressed to categorize her work.
Kunz quickly discovered that an important factor for expressing her authentic voice involved producing her paintings as series, in which she explores a particular location through as many as a dozen different works.
Haworth’s inspiration became intensely fired up when he discovered the beauty of the Texas Hill Country, with its wooded canyons, rivers, carpets of wildflowers, and limestone cliffs.
For him, gritty realism doesn’t have to be depressing but can express other sentiments like journeys, struggles, triumphs, or feelings of belonging. In other words, gritty realism can express the human condition.
Sacran spends the majority of his time painting out in the elements, relishing the physical and emotional connection of sharing his subjects’ space and completely immersing himself in his surroundings.
Over the years, studying with such landscape painters as Gil Dellinger, Kathleen Dunphy, and Brian Blood as well as teaching workshops herself, Wilbur's approach has evolved from fairly realistic to a looser, impressionistic style.
Though he continually hones his technique and cultivates a signature style, Taylor nonetheless continues to thrive on discovery through exploration.