Colorado painter Kathleen Coy has been training her eye on the animal world for as long as she can remember. “I’m very inspired by line, gesture, and what’s underneath an animal—not just the bones and muscle, but the life force that animates it,” she says.
California artist Tom Hughes proficiently toggles between oils, watercolors, and acrylics, and his subject matter is equally diverse. He's as comfortable portraying a mountain tarn as he is painting working lobstermen.
Using bird feathers as his medium, Olympia, WA, artist Chris Maynard creates highly imaginative works that soar to expressive heights and help foster an appreciation for the natural world.
The area near Allie Zeyer's home boasts views of the Boise Mountains to the north and the Owyhee Range to the southwest, but more often than not, the plein-air artist looks to the valley’s bucolic interior for inspiration.
Chuck Middlekauff’s mixed-media artworks feature bold colors and designs that lure viewers into a cheerful world of yesteryear. To many observers, Middlekauff is part of a cadre of like-minded creatives often referred to as “artists of the new West” or “western pop artists.”
Working mostly with tempera paint, classically trained painters Olga and Aleksey Ivanov have made art a team endeavor. Each artist contributes equally to the paintings they create in their Colorado studio, bringing an ostensibly outmoded art medium into the modern era.
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In his vibrant portrayals of wildlife and domesticated animals, Mike Weber is not only mixing materials and creative processes; he's also mixing imagery and associations from the pop-art world and the natural world.
Bright, fresh, and gestural, the blooms in Patricia Nebbeling’s floral still lifes display a variety of engaging traits that reflect the emotive touch of the New Jersey artist herself.
Deborah Tilby's observant nature—combined with natural talent and an expertise gained largely through dedicated self-education—has earned the artist widespread admiration as a painter of landscapes and seascapes in a contemporary impressionistic style.