Florida painter Mary Garrish calls collecting art “a gut response” to what moves her. But she has another way to explain her choices, one that makes total sense.
An artist shares his love (and advice) for painting the Croatian region.
Shelby Keefe shares her inspiration for painting the landscape in this recent interview.
Oklahoma artist Kelli Folsom sometimes wonders what artists from places like Colorado would think about her favorite place to paint. There are no dramatic...
Ray Hassard, a featured instructor at the upcoming Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) slated for April 24-28 in San Diego, has traveled widely ... and painted locally. One of his guiding lights is a provocative quote from John Constable.
Utah artist Brad Teare stopped painting outdoors because he was putting too much pressure on himself and not enjoying the observational process necessary to discover nature’s subtleties. How did he adjust his attitude and reduce his stress levels?
Interesting fact: His maritime experience came about as a crew member aboard many traditional sailing vessels including schooners and square-riggers. Learn more about this plein air painter, and be inspired.
On painting the landscape: "...when we do what we are meant to do, at this moment, our action can inspire and touch the lives of others." Joshua Cunningham takes us behind the scenes of his winning painting, "Abandoned at Sunset."
Donald Neff has always been drawn to the quiet little spots in our world. "Give me a little ditch with some water -- that...
Pastelist Marla Baggetta has a secret she uses every day to put her in the right frame of mind for painting.
Our 7th Annual Plein Air Convention and Expo is just around the corner, and to celebrate, we’ll be highlighting some of our featured instructors and their art over the next several weeks. Recently I asked him to tell us more about a couple of his paintings.
Combining traditional and water-mixable oils, Lashley uses as little detail as possible — without compromising on her vision for a painting.
Kelly Medford lives in a working-class neighborhood in Rome, Italy, that is rapidly changing. That's appropriate for a plein air painter, because so is...
After years of painting, with sales and some success, Lennie Mullaney was told that she "had no idea how to paint." It was strong...
Oil painter Michelle Jung spends half the year in Santa Cruz, California, and the other half in Wellesley, Massachusetts. The contrast between the two locales has sharpened her skills of observation and has given her important insight that she can share with attendees of the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE), where she is on the faculty.
Represented by Total Arts Gallery, Chinese artist Huihan Liu creates painterly works when plein air is “difficult, if not impossible.”
While Christine grew up surrounded by the arts, her journey to becoming an artist wasn’t clear until later on in her life. Learn more in this interview, and be inspired.
When Larry Moore returns to his favorite place to paint, things are going to be a little different. Moore is intent on venturing past...
California painter Mark Fehlman loves the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) because it offers artists a chance to be with their tribe, and learn from each other. And this year, he doesn’t even have to leave town to attend.
Over the past 25 years, David E. Dallison has taken his portable watercolor equipment to more than 35 countries, sometimes ignoring travel warnings and political unrest. He is now being a bit more cautious since he is traveling with his young family. Here’s how he works with watercolors in distant locations.