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!

Spotlight on PACE Faculty: Michael Reardon

Michael Reardon, a watercolorist and featured instructor at the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) was actually surprised to find out there were oil...
Dawn Whitelaw, "Frozen," 30 x 40 in.

Not Idle in Winter: Dawn Whitelaw

We can't show one of the most interesting things Tennessee artist Dawn Whitelaw does in winter to make her plein air paintings better...

Salon Winner Discusses His Array of Tools

Mark Boedges brings years of work and a honed selection of equipment with him to paint outdoors. Like what? Like both bristle brushes and synthetic...

Spotlight on PACE Faculty: Kim Casebeer

Kim Casebeer is definitely a pastelist who has much to share with both oil painters and other pastelists. Her scheduled demonstration at the Plein...

Not Idle in Winter: Stewart White

Baltimore painter and PleinAir Salon Grand Prize winner Stewart White tells us what he does in the winter to keep himself sharp and ready...

Spotlight on PACE Faculty: Elizabeth Mowry

Master pastelist Elizabeth Mowry will be on stage at the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) in Monterey, California, in April, but she won't...

Painting the Best Building in Town

Texas has 254 counties, and in many county seats the courthouse is the most striking building in town. Michael Holter has noticed this, and...

Central Park’s Plein Air Past

Central Park, the green lung of New York City, the cool, shady resting spot for summer-soaked New Yorkers, the Olmsted masterpiece of landscape design,...

Spotlight on PACE Faculty: Stephanie Birdsall

Stephanie Birdsall, a pastelist who will be offering instruction and a demonstration at the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) in Monterey, California, in...

Do Painting and Ice Skating Mix?

Judging from the experience of Deborah Lazar, the answer is yes -- and no.  Vermont painter Deborah Lazar recently posted a...

Spotlight on PACE Faculty: Eric Wiegardt

Washington State watercolorist Eric Wiegardt is process-oriented, but he loves the product, too. The artist, who is on the faculty at the Plein Air...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Mark Mehaffey

"Something should be most of a painting." That's what Mark Mehaffey says, and he says that while considering the landscape around his home in...

Spotlight on PACE Faculty: Clive Tyler

"If you just put down a color, it just sits there," says Clive Tyler. What does this New Mexico pastelist and instructor at the...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Brian Buckrell

Brian Buckrell's favorite place to paint combines the primitive with the comfortable. Shouldn't the best plein air painting spots be just so?  ...

Costantino in Demand

Frank M. Costantino is an instructor at the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) and an in-demand leader of workshops or "seminars." And the...

Choosing Colors to Use in Antarctica

Ann Justin decided to celebrate a big birthday by going on a spectacular painting trip to the "bottom" of the globe. What colors would...

Paintings Tough Enough for the Range

Colorado artist Marianna M. Duford has found success in various pursuits but has never followed a traditional path. So it's not surprising that recently...

Learning How to Paint, Again (For the First Time)

After years of painting, with sales and some success, Lennie Mullaney was told that she "had no idea how to paint." It was strong...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Cheryl St. John

Cheryl St. John's favorite place to paint is a secret that is not so secret anymore.  "Bristlecones and Wildflowers," by...

Blackwood Paints Rhoads

Susan Blackwood, an instructor at the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) and the subject of an upcoming feature story in PleinAir magazine, will...
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