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: Richard Gallego

Richard Gallego knows the answer right away to the question "Where's your favorite place to paint?" His instant reply is, "Outdoors." But, when pressed,...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Tony D’Amico

Preferred painting spots can have challenging elements, breathtaking views, or untamed stretches of wild nature. But for Tony D'Amico, more than anything, there's no...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Edwin C. Bertolet

San Francisco painter Edwin C. Bertolet finds that his favorite place to paint is a place that offers numerous light effects and is relatively...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Jean Perry

Jean Perry likes to paint a mountain pond near her home in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. But a few years ago, the area was developed...

My Favorite Place to Paint: John Huerta

Huntsville's pond, in Utah's Ogden Valley, is John Huerta's favorite place to paint, but it's not so much the pond itself but the setting,...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Christine Labich

There is a field in Massachusetts near where Christine Labich lives that captivates her, and her exceptional pastel pieces from the location verify her...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Ned Mueller

Ned Mueller's favorite place to paint is 11 hours away by car, but the draw of the location is strong enough that he won't...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Bryan Mark Taylor

Bryan Mark Taylor likes a patch of nature where he can be surrounded by the energy of a city. So where does he set...
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My Favorite Place to Paint: Joan LaRue

Joan LaRue loves Venice. But that's not her favorite place to paint. She knows of a place that has many of Venice's charms, but...
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My Favorite Place to Paint: Stewart White

Some people see a hole in the ground. Stewart White sees the fascinating world of people at work, big machines doing mighty things, and...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Stacey Peterson

Just four hours from Denver, Stacey Peterson finds a place that offers both remote painting locations and a bustling little town with all the...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Kim Carlton

Texas painter Kim Carlton has named her upcoming show "Power and Peace," and that's just what she finds at her favorite place to paint....

Award Winner Root Arrives Ready for Anything

Why is Peggy Root, the First Place winner in the August/September contest in the PleinAir Salon, a devoted plein air painter? ...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Greg Summers

Colorado has some beautiful views -- some lush views -- but one reason the Rocky Mountains are awe-inspiring is their uncompromising ruggedness. Greg Summers...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Tim Kelly

"It has character." That's what Baltimore artist Tim Kelly says several times about his favorite place to paint, and it's clear that when he...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Brenda Boylan

Portland painters, already blessed with the Northwest's abundance of mountains, forests, and wild rivers, also have an island to explore and paint. And it's...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Bruce Katz

Bruce Katz lives in San Francisco, but in less than an hour, he can drive to countryside that evokes the California of old. ...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Julia Lesnichy

When you come from a relatively flat part of Russia, thrilling mountain vistas are both a joy and a challenge. Just ask Julia Lesnichy....

My Favorite Place to Paint: Ed Terpening

Ed Terpening says his favorite place to paint is as diverse and unpredictable as a Hollywood studio back lot.  "Cypress Cove,"...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Marc Dalessio

This painter found a spot where he doesn't have to chase the light, and the view is spectacular. Why wouldn't this be his favorite...
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