Demers continues to portray historic sailing vessels, drawing on years of experience and research—ships’ plans, historical records, maritime novels, nautical charts, photos of harbors—to assemble imagined narratives of actual historic ships.
And unlike her hyperrealistic fantasy works, the compositions in her oil paintings of animals—impeccably observed and rendered though they are—possess natural, almost organic rhythms and patterns that “make it feel like real life.”
Lambert paints both pure landscapes as well as urban scenes of the area with such gusto that an observer might think she is a native South Carolinian.
Evansen's watercolors are decidedly representational, though they embody certain abstract qualities that elicit both an aesthetic and intuitive harmony among the elements.
The paintings of D. Eleinne Basa are characterized by a kinship with the outdoors along with a soulful endeavor to communicate the depth, complexities, and mystery inherent in the unadulterated landscape.
Although the past year has brought great loss to Lewis’ life—including the deaths of her husband, adoptive father, and three close friends—the artist finds and expresses qualities of serenity, hopefulness, and even gentle humor through her art.
After six years of attending five or six shows each year in various parts of the country, winning awards and making good sales, she became aware of a strong desire to explore the edges of her ability and push them as far as possible.
Consider even a small selection of recent works by Idaho-based painter Albin Veselka, and you could be excused for thinking at first that not one but several different, highly talented artists might have produced them.
Yet, in contrast to the grandeur he so often depicts in his works, Norton remains modest about his success and well aware of the blessings life has brought him.
Oddly enough, Sroka’s painting experience was one of her first with cows. What began as random compositional elements developed into objects of sincere affection.