Though they end up as stylized expressions of her encounters with the land, McKenna’s paintings originate as plein-air studies.
Indeed, a signature Resa Grogan painting usually displays playful contrasts in complementary colors, and if viewers look closely, they’re even likely to find subtle pops of blue, purple, or orange in an animal’s fur.
See dramatic three-dimensional work from six talented sculptors.
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.
Today the self-described painterly realist lives just a short drive from some of her favorite painting spots in eastern Washington and Oregon.
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.
Vibrant depictions of florals, people, landscapes, and city streets pepper the artist’s oeuvre, and it’s precisely that diversity that helps keep her work fresh and lively.
For MacDonald, every painting calls for something a little different, from the level of chromatic intensity to the degree of realism she wants to convey.
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.