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Najin Bae, Hong Kong Express, oil, 15 x 30.

21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2013 | Najin Bae

California Art Education: I studied industrial design at Sungshin Women’s University in Korea for two years, and I am currently pursuing a bachelor of fine arts degree at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Style: Contemporary realism. Creative Spark: I am inspired by ordinary daily scenes that could take on special meaning...

Melissa Small, Any Time Any Where Shoes, oil, 12 x 40.

21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2013 | Melissa Small

New York Art Education: I graduated from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, with a bachelor’s degree in studio art. I then moved to San Francisco and attended the Academy of Art University. I graduated in 2012 with a master of fine arts in painting. Style: Contemporary. Creative Spark: I have a deep appreciation for...

David Shingler, Utah Moab #2, oil, 21 x 27.

21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2013 | David Shingler

Colorado/North Carolina Art Education: Bachelor of fine arts from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH. I studied sculpture as a major and minored in glassblowing. Style: Contemporary, impressionistic, abstract, painterly. Creative Spark: Driving across the country. Second-Choice Career: Glassblowing, making Venetian-style goblets. Other Passions: Fly-fishing. One Thing Most People Don’t Know About...

Tyler Murphy, Late Afternoon Hike, oil, 16 x 20.

21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2013 | Tyler Murphy

Montana Art Education: I studied art for two years in Montana, but I would say my education should mostly be credited to Loren Entz. I’ve also learned much from other artists, such as Taylor Lynde, Josh Elliott, Daniel Keys, Lance Johnson, and the late Joyce Lee. Style: I strive to be honest to the...

Jackson Lain, Bodega Landscape, oil, 40 x 40.

21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2013 | Jackson Lain

California Art Education: I will be finishing my bachelor’s degree in fine arts at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco this December. Style: Contemporary realism. Creative Spark: My inspiration stems from outdoor adventures. Second-Choice Career: If tree-climbing was a lucrative career path, I could retire early. Other Passions: Riding on top of...

Holly Mathews, Chemistry, oil, 20 x 16.

21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2013 | Holly Mathews

California Art Education: Bachelor’s degree of fine arts in painting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Style: Contemporary realism. Creative Spark: I don’t know if there is a single spark. Rather, my work is an ongoing series of experiments—learning to depict the human experience in a unique way and in my...

Matthew Saba, Harper, oil, 13 x 12.

21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2013 | Matthew Saba

Colorado Art education: I am mostly self-taught, but I have corresponded and become friendly with contemporary artists over the years. I’ve also developed a habit of sneaking into classes and lectures when the chance and time affords it. Style: The short answer is realist. The long answer is that I’ve never really felt any...

Samantha Buller, Fetching, oil, 30 x 30.

21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2013 | Samantha Buller

California Art Education: Bachelor of fine arts in painting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Style: Contemporary impressionism. Creative Spark: Color. When I see beautiful color, I am immediately inspired. It doesn’t matter where or what I see it in; it just gives me that instant creative spark. Second-Choice Career: Interior...

Darianne Whitt, A Quiet Moment, oil, 12 x 24.

21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2013 | Darianne Whitt

Colorado Art Education: Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fine art from Pensacola Christian College in Florida. Style: Representational. Creative Spark: Anything that strikes me as beautiful in its setting. This could be anything from a broken-down old barn in a quiet field at sunset to an arrangement of summer flowers to a child quietly...