Haworth’s inspiration became intensely fired up when he discovered the beauty of the Texas Hill Country, with its wooded canyons, rivers, carpets of wildflowers, and limestone cliffs.
For him, gritty realism doesn’t have to be depressing but can express other sentiments like journeys, struggles, triumphs, or feelings of belonging. In other words, gritty realism can express the human condition.
Meet 6 painters who capture the landscape in varied styles and mediums.
Sacran spends the majority of his time painting out in the elements, relishing the physical and emotional connection of sharing his subjects’ space and completely immersing himself in his surroundings.
In a career spanning the last three-quarters of the 20th century, painter Ray Strong (1905-2006) strove to capture the essence of the western landscape. California’s voluptuous, sunbaked foothills, dotted with clusters of live oaks, are his best-known subjects, but his oeuvre also includes depictions of Oregon, New York, Arizona, Utah, Canada,...
Meet 10 talented painters to know in the year ahead.
Over the years, studying with such landscape painters as Gil Dellinger, Kathleen Dunphy, and Brian Blood as well as teaching workshops herself, Wilbur's approach has evolved from fairly realistic to a looser, impressionistic style.
Though he continually hones his technique and cultivates a signature style, Taylor nonetheless continues to thrive on discovery through exploration.
With his subject matter defined and his style and medium developed, Baker’s fine-art career has lately progressed from strength to strength.