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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...

Robin Cole Smith, Instinct III, encaustic/charcoal, 46 x 46.

21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2013 | Robin Cole Smith

California Art Education: I didn’t have much formal art education until after college, when I decided to switch disciplines and attended a post-baccalaureate program at the Burren College of Art in Ireland and the Laguna College of Art and Design’s master’s degree program in fine arts. Style: A unique combination of traditional charcoal drawing...

Amy Karnes, Western Paradise, oil, 20 x 24.

21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2013 | Amy Karnes

Colorado Art Education: Bachelor of science in visual arts and a master’s degree in fine arts from Pensacola Christian College in Florida. I studied under Brian Jekel. Style: Narrative representational. Creative Spark: Most of my inspiration comes from my upbringing on a farm in Kansas. I strive to capture memories and moments of the...

Terra Chapman, Siren, graphite/chalk, 20 x 24.

21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2013 | Terra Chapman

Virginia Art Education: I attended the Angel Academy of Art in Florence for two years. I later graduated from the Florence Academy of Art. Style: I typically paint in a realistic manner. However, my style of work ranges quite a lot within this category. Creative Spark: My inspiration comes from museums, books, nature, friends,...