Contemporary Plein Air Painters Every Collector Should Know

One of the most exciting and inspiring genres of art-making is that of plein air painting. Artists who are skilled in landscape painting take those abilities out of the studio and discover the power of painting outdoors, with no barriers between their artistic inspirations and their canvases. In the Southwest Art Collector’s Guide to Contemporary Plein Air Painters, you will discover some of the top plein air painters and contemporary plein air artists working today. You will be able to find out what serves as the inspirations for their plein air art, what they focus on in their plein air paintings, and what the mindset is of a true plein air artist.

 

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Southwest Art Collector’s Guide to Contemporary Plein Air Painters was created to give enthusiasts, art collectors, and curators a look into the unique plein air art being created today. Four artists with very different backgrounds and points of view are offered up and this portfolio-style resource guide will give any and all interested parties a powerfully inspiring understanding of the appeal of plein air art and what it has to offer in the hands of artists today.

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The first artist you will be introduced to in Southwest Art Collector’s Guide to Contemporary Plein Air Painters is Walt Gonske. Plein air artist Walt Gonske has a powerful and energetic style. In his works he is often described as recording the process of creating art, specifically plein air art. His brushwork is loose and his detailing of a scene minimal. He is most interested in painting to capture a moment in time. Walt immerses himself in the land he paints as he paints it with a mobile studio that has very few creature comforts but everything he could want and need as a plein air artist. His style is very much seated in “of the moment” inspirations as opposed to highly finished works where all the details are locked in place. He breaks the art-school rules to great effect.

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In Southwest Art Collector’s Guide to Contemporary Plein Air Painters, you will also find plein air painter Kim Lordier, who credits her success as an artist to her willingness to get her feet on the ground. In other words, Kim is an artist who came into her own after another career entirely. She is a passionate artist now mostly because she honed in on her desire to be a plein air artist. Her colors are extraordinary and the surfaces of her plein air paintings are suffused with texture, which comes as no surprise considering her skills with pastel painting. For her plein air paintings, Kim is drawn to places with personal spiritual significance and she fearlessly plays with color and texture to make works that are peaceful, exciting, and always rewarding.

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The third artist you will read about in Southwest Art Collector’s Guide to Contemporary Plein Air Painters is Stephen C. Datz. Stephen’s plein air art shares nature’s quiet and wondrous moments. A sunset, a passing shower of rainfall—these are the finite pieces of time that come alive on this plein air artist’s canvas. Stephen will often return to sites that he is drawn to as a plein air painter. He understands and believes that each passing moment is unique and as a painter he will always be able to capture something magnificent if he approaches his plein air art with the right mindset.

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The final plein air art artist presented in Southwest Art Collector’s Guide to Contemporary Plein Air Painters is John Poon. John is one of several great painters coming out of Utah and, according to him, his work is an exercise in learning and evolving. He paints nautical scenes, mountainous vistas, and roadside farms. As a landscape painter working in acrylics, Stephen’s plein air process well suited to his chosen medium, and allows for him to work quickly and make changes in creative direction without much delay. Stephen believes in painting what you know, what you are drawn to, and to just keep painting. According to him, instincts are an artist’s greatest asset and as you go along, you learn to know what feels right for you as an artist.

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