Author Archives: Bonnie Gangelhoff

Top Emerging Artists of 2009 | Bryce Cameron Liston

By Bonnie Gangelhoff When it came time for the judges to hand out the best of show award at the annual Oil Painters of America Western Regional Juried Exhibition, the honor went to Bryce Cameron Liston for his sensual, classically rendered figurative piece, PAISLEY. The judges rewarded Liston’s ability to embody a timeless beauty...

Top Emerging Artists of 2009 | Doug Fryer

By Bonnie Gangelhoff As an artist Doug Fryer feels passionately about the things he paints. “These feelings deepen as I work through the painting,” Fryer says. “I enter a state of mind that is beautiful and meaningful. That’s the state of mind I want the viewer to enter, so that they feel and think...

Legends of Fine Art | Merrill Mahaffey

MERRIL MAHAFFEY By Bonnie Gangelhoff Earlier this year, Merrill Mahaffey was honored with a 50-year retrospective of his work at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff. Viewers could peruse his impressive body of work that captures the visual splendor and power of the American West, from the multi-layered rocks of the Grand Canyon...

Legends of Fine Art | Roy Andersen

ROY ANDERSEN By Bonnie Gangelhoff As a boy growing up in New Hampshire, Roy Andersen always knew he wanted to be a cowboy or an Indian someday. In many ways, Andersen has lived out those dreams as a foremost painter of his childhood heroes. Although he began his career as a commercial illustrator and...

Legends of Fine Art | Phyllis Kapp

PHYLLIS KAPP By Bonnie Gangelhoff It was 25 years ago that Phyllis Kapp opened her studio on Canyon Road in Santa Fe. The studio eventually evolved into Waxlander Gallery, where over time she nurtured and represented countless other artists. Kapp has often said she is inspired by nature, specifically the landscapes of northern New...

Catching Up With Ray Roberts

NAVAJO, OIL, 24 X 18. By Bonnie Gangelhoff Although he is best known for his award-wining landscape and seascape paintings, California artist Ray Roberts has always kept his artistic hand in figurative work. He has both taught classes on figure painting and created figurative pieces in his studio, but he never showed the paintings...