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Deborah Paris, The Forest Primeval (study), oil, 18 x 24.

Deborah Paris | The Heart of the Ancient Forest

A veteran landscape painter and self-described artist-naturalist, Deborah Paris continually strives to be “not just a visitor in the woods, but also a participant.” Paris’ upcoming show, titled Lennox Woods—The Ancient Forest, represents the culmination of her 18-month “residency” in the 375-acre Lennox Woods Preserve.

Dustin Van Wechel, Through the Mountain Pass, oil, 24 x 30.

Dustin Van Wechel | Full Throttle

Dustin Van Wechel has been earning serious recognition in the 12 years since he decided to devote himself full time to fine art. His work is on view in Masters of the American West—the annual event at Los Angeles’ Autry National Center. ...

Joan Hill, The Indian Family, acrylic, 32 x 42, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

Allan Houser | Enduring Influence

In celebration of what would have been the 100th anniversary of Houser’s birth, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City is showcasing Houser’s influence on other artists in the exhibition Allan Houser and His Students. The exhibit portrays the distinguished artist as teacher and mentor and runs through May 11.

Ewoud de Groot, Terns in Blue, oil, 43 x 43.

Ewoud de Groot | Animal Allusion

Ewoud de Groot is known in both the Netherlands and the United States for his contemporary wildlife works ranging from portrayals of lumbering moose resting in calm water to birds of prey soaring ominously toward the viewer. ...

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Artists’ Studios | Star Liana York

A VISIT WITH STAR LIANA YORK 
AT HER STUDIO IN ABIQUIU, NM. "I chose this ranch much because it is right across from the Santa Fe National Forest and near spectacular and colorful country, with everything from tall pine forests to wide-open canyons," York says.