While reality is not always pretty, especially in frontier times often marked by physical hardship and struggle for survival, Kucera’s aim is to reveal and highlight the human and natural beauty in the world he portrays.
The landscape paintings of Lynn Boggess go deep. Beyond beautiful nature portraits, beyond expressive mark-making, his striking compositions move past the place where we see and delve into the place where we feel.
Although he paints still-life and wildlife works as well, Forbes is best known for spare, expressive landscapes that border on abstraction. His subtle color palettes suggest various seasons of the year. But the viewer would be hard-pressed to associate a Forbes scene with a specific place.
Meet 9 artists who paint the landscape
From masterful oil paintings and iconic movie posters, to immersive retrospectives and contemporary portraiture, we’ve rounded up the most diverse and highly anticipated shows for a sneak peek of the artful year ahead.
In his paintings, the award-winning California artist says, he strives to take the human form to a higher level, often using the subject as a vehicle to express not only mood but drama and movement. For him the subject is a mere springboard for arranging, adjusting, and creating a mood in a work that...
At 42 and in his 10th year as a full-time artist, Paliotto sees himself a bit like the steadfast, hardworking farm animals he paints. Having achieved a level of technical proficiency and gained his stride in the daily undertaking of an artistic career, he finds himself relaxing into the process, enjoying both plein-air sketching...
10 talented painters to know in the year ahead
We are thrilled to present the winners of our annual Artistic Excellence competition.