Painter Brooke Olivares never tires of portraying the kitchen in her grandmother’s home in the rural Sacramento Valley.
In addition to featuring color and light, Aagard’s paintings demonstrate his penchant for creating rich, lush textures. He works almost exclusively with a palette knife, wielding the tool to apply, layer, and push paint around the canvas.
Florida artist Katie Dobson Cundiff channels the spirit of her surroundings into colorful, vibrant impressions in paint.
His style of portraiture—realistic images composed of brightly colored trails of paint in a style he describes as “linear”—gradually won the painter new acclaim.
For Chidester, color is a fascinating aspect of art. When depicting objects whose colors have faded with time, she often bumps up the saturation to give them life, but not so much as to lose their sense of age and wear.
Meet 12 sculptors who work in a variety of materials
Mountains have always captivated Hudson, and not just as an artist. She studied medieval history and literature at Harvard University and devoted her thesis to their spiritual role in narratives. For Hudson herself, now 30, alpine country offers a quiet refuge.
The artist continues to use the landscape as the setting for his imagery, but now his focus is on the Native Americans, mountain men, and others who carried out their lives on the land.
Today, in her impressionistic portrayals of people, animals, landscapes, and interiors, the painter leaves behind traces of abstraction for viewers.
A self-described impressionistic realist, Hughes arranges his value patterns, colors, and overall design with a discerning eye.