Artist Profiles

Learn about what projects your fellow plein artists are up to, see online galleries of their landscape paintings, and more in these profiles!

My Favorite Place to Paint: Carol Smith Myer

It's called Rush Creek, but it's more of a wetlands area, with an estimated 196 species of birds enjoying the nature preserve's 522 acres...

Spotlight on PACE Faculty: Debra Joy Groesser

Nebraska painter Debra Joy Groesser may prefer to paint outside, but she has a system down for working indoors -- one that some of...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Jennifer L. Hoffman

Wyoming painter Jennifer L. Hoffman takes advantage of "artist's hours" to get a lot of work done in the winter months. Hoffman's setup at South...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Jennifer Fairbanks

Kentucky artist Jennifer Fairbanks prefers that those observing her plein air painting have hooves and paws, and she gets her way when she paints...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Larry Moore

When Larry Moore returns to his favorite place to paint, things are going to be a little different. Moore is intent on venturing past...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Kelli Folsom

Oklahoma artist Kelli Folsom sometimes wonders what artists from places like Colorado would think about her favorite place to paint. There are no dramatic...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Robert Vogel

Robert Vogel left the Eastern Sierras to live in Los Angeles. But those mountains are still his favorite place to paint. Why?   "You almost can't...

Painting the Beautiful Truth of Appalachia

Appalachia. For those who live in the region, it is a place of beautiful mountains, quintessentially American scenes, and, yes, a potentially hardscrabble existence....
A plein air painting by artist Kelly Medford and the scene that inspired it.

My Favorite Place to Paint: Kelly Medford

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...

PACE Faculty: Watercolorist Stewart White

We'll occasionally showcase new and notable instructors at the Plein Air Convention & Expo, starting with a person who was a ceaseless advocate for...
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Convention Preview: Morgan Samuel Price & Donald Demers

Florida artist Morgan Samuel Price and Maine artist Donald Demers are friends who both enjoy plein air painting, yet each has a distinctly different...
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Convention Preview: Jill Carver

Jill Carver: “As an artist, I am in control of how viewers will see my pictures, and the larger the painting, the more important...
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Convention Preview: Kathryn Stats

Kathryn Stats: “One simply can’t be a good studio painter unless one paints directly from nature outdoors.” “Painting is an adventure that sometimes rewards and...
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Convention Preview: Scott L. Christensen

What information and inspiration can you expect to receive from the demonstrators and speakers who will be part of the Plein Air Convention &...