Steve Doherty

Steve Doherty

Plein air painter, fine art lover, author, and collector.

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Florida artist Joseph Palmerio helps us navigate the benefits and particulars of being an artist in residence in a national park.




In order to recognize talented artists painting particular subjects and working outdoors, the categories in the 2013/2014 PleinAir magazine Salon Competition (www.pleinairsalon.com) have been expanded. Now there are prizes for paintings of water, still lifes, buildings, nocturnes, florals, and landscapes. Another category is reserved for paintings created exclusively out of doors. The first group of winners for April/May, including the three overall winners, were recently selected by Dr. J. Mark Sublette, the founder of Medicine Man Gallery in Tucson and Santa Fe.




Kevin Macpherson will be the keynote speaker and a field painter at the 2014 Plein Air Convention & Expo in Monterey, California.

Monday, 22 April 2013 17:48

Lifetime Achievement Awards Presented




During the Plein Air Convention & Expo, two artists received special recognition for their remarkable careers and their efforts to advance the cause of representational painting. John Stobart and Mian Situ were both honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards from PleinAir magazine.

Monday, 22 April 2013 17:17

Speakers & Demonstrators Inspire Artists




“The convention far exceeded my expectations,” said many of the people who attended the 2nd Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo in Monterey, California. That was in part because the program was packed with painting demonstrations and illustrated presentations. Here are a few more highlights of the phenomenal event.




After more than three days of being inspired by lectures and demonstrators, artists who attended the Plein Air Convention & Expo had a chance to paint together along the Pacific Ocean and near Fisherman’s Wharf. See who you recognize at their easel.




Where could you go to watch Scott Christensen, Dawn Whitelaw, C.W. Mundy, Kathryn Stats, and other top artists paint on the same stage? Only at the recent Plein Air Convention & Expo in Monterey, California. See photos of those artists and many others.




Two artists and a museum director motivated a capacity crowd during the opening-night presentations at the Plein Air Convention & Expo, which just concluded in Monterey, California. Find out who stirred the crowd with laughter, information, and challenges.




An over-capacity crowd of artists participated in the Plein Air Basics and Umbrella Group programs during the Plein Air Convention & Expo, held in Monterey, California, last week. Find out if you recognize anyone in the photographs uploaded from the show.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 23:00

Paint on Location in Knoxville, Tennessee




The Knoxville Museum of Art invites artists to participate in the 8th Annual Artists on Location Plein Air Event, May 10-11, 2013 in Knoxville, Tennessee, and surrounding areas. This year's featured artist is Brett Weaver of Chattanooga.

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