When this famous artist began to suffer from a recurring eye infection that prevented him from working outdoors, he found a new way to paint the landscape.
Debra Joy Groesser is drawn to almost any subject depending on the light, the color and the atmosphere. Many times, she’ll set out on a painting excursion with a specific place in mind only to have something else catch her eye on the way.
“Each painting tells a story, an experience, a moment in time. I strive to invite the viewer to come closer.”
This historic French artist tried to infuse his paintings with a vigorous ...
For this artist there is no award, title, or amount of money that can compare to seeing lightbulbs go off in her students’ heads or the feeling of painting something that delights or moves someone.
Carolyn Lindsey finds that interpreting her vision sometimes goes well and she’s on cloud nine, and other times it’s a struggle, but there is always hope for the next painting!
For Michele Byrne, her definition of success has changed over the years. “Today I’m seeking inner satisfaction. If a piece makes my heart sing, I know I’m one step closer to reaching my goals.”
Manon Sander fell head over heels in love with painting, especially plein air because it turns painting into an adventure. She realized that in order to grow as an artist, she had to dedicate herself to painting exclusively.
Mark Fehlman was an architect with a successful 30-year practice. After three years of art lessons, he decided to give it up to create a second career as an artist. It was a wonderful decision that has completely changed his life.
Cynthia Rosen finds as an artist, she is on an interesting, never-ending journey with inspirations and discoveries around the next bend.
This British artist represented an important bridge between English and French landscape painting, inspiring such icons as ...
“I had been afraid I wouldn’t be able to survive as an artist. I had to make that leap of faith in myself, but I truly believed that if I dedicated the time to painting, I’d somehow be okay.”
Kim shares some sage advice from a gallery owner about the success that comes from painting your passion first as opposed to painting for money.
As Krystal states, “Someone is waiting for what you will bring to the world. Why keep them waiting?” Find out what legacy she’d choose to leave with her art.
In the late 1800's, plein air painting was still relatively new to the United States, but growing rapidly in popularity...
Hai-Ou Hou’s favorite studio is the outdoors, and she finds that nothing beats the beauty and wonder of nature.
There are two Susan Mattesons working in the fine art field today. This Susan Matteson has since started using Susan Hediger Matteson to clarify that she is not the other artist and shares with us how she got started in her career.
While this artist feels that developing a career in art is a very personal and individual journey, she generously offers some recommendations to emerging artists.
An exclusive four-question Q&A with Mark Fehlman, including how he stays inspired and motivated.
This PleinAir Live 2021 Faculty artist was exposed to watercolor in college as part of his architectural training and notes specific moments in his early years of painting that changed his life.