JAMES BAMA By Gussie Fauntleroy James Bama had never lived outside the city when he and his wife moved from Manhattan to a cabin in Wyoming in 1968. But the qualities that made Bama one of the country’s leading illustrators—highly detailed realism and compelling impact—have served him equally well in his long and much-admired...
By Bonnie Gangelhoff ART EDUCATION: Bachelor of fine arts from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. STYLE: Realism. I love to paint everything—still life, landscape, cityscape. Now, though, I am mostly focused on cityscapes. MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: I start very abstract and slowly define the focal point. I...
By Bonnie Gangelhoff Painter Jill Barton makes her home in the heart of Utah, but her imagery is often inspired by far-flung cultures and religions. The spiritual practice of Buddhism holds a special allure. “I’m not a practicing Buddhist, but I’ve studied it, and I believe in the power of now and of being...
Nicholas Wilton juxtaposes the natural and manmade worlds in paintings full of pattern and depth.
Gary Ernest Smith’s recent series focuses on the peace, serenity, and vastness of the earth
Randi Wagner went looking for a new direction in her art ... and found it.
Angus Macpherson’s paintings reflect transformation in both the natural and human realms
Richard D. Thomas doesn’t have to travel far to find subjects for his western paintings
Greg Skol's landscapes exude a surreal sense of contemplation