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!

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Spotlight on Oil Painter Huihan Liu

Represented by Total Arts Gallery, Chinese artist Huihan Liu creates painterly works when plein air is “difficult, if not impossible.”
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Inspired by Motherhood: How Christine Lashley Discovered Her Style

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.

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,...

Anatomy of an Award Winner: Jason Sacran and an EnPleinAirTEXAS Time Crunch

For Jason Sacran, there’s nothing like a deadline … and some serendipity.
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The Risks & Rewards of Foreign Plein Air Painting

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. 
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Plein Air Heritage: Artist Charles Dana Gibson

As a plein air painter, you are part of one of the largest art movements in history. Learn about artist Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944) here.

Putting Many Colors in the Shadows

A painting by California artist Kim VanDerHoek ably demonstrated the artist's prerogative to look closely for somewhat unexpected colors in a scene to strengthen...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Julie Jilek and the Mysteries of High Cliff

From ancient burial mounds to one of the most striking geological features of the United States, Julie Jilek’s favorite place to paint has much to intrigue the painter. But Jilek also loves it because of her personal history.

An Artist’s Perspective On Boats, Buildings, and Brushes

Vladislav Yeliseyev shares insights on painting two different landscape subjects, and the brushes he uses for them, in this artist profile from Plein Air Today.
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The Life-Like Plein Air Paintings of Jeremy Sams

Is there a “special secret” to creating great paintings? Maybe — see how Jeremy Sams came to plein air, what his advice is for others, and more, in this exclusive Q&A.

Convention Preview: Two Demonstrators For Double the Pleasure: Camille Przewodek & Ned Mueller

Make sure to register NOW for the Plein Air Convention & Expo so you can watch as master artists offer demonstrations, in some cases...

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...

Artist as Collector: Mary Garrish and the Artist’s Choice

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.
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Spotlight on the Oil Paintings of Suzie Baker

Take a closer look at her plein air oil painting, “A Negative View of Saloons.”

What Inspires Me: Cheri Christensen

Cheri Christensen, who is a master at capturing striking backlight on everyday farm animals and more, on what inspires her to paint. Bonus: Includes video previews of Cheri painting!

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...

Spotlight on PACE Faculty: Ray Hassard and Painting Near and Far

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.

Why Our Cover Artist Spent Days on One Painting

Maine artist Stephan Giannini spent days creating two plein air paintings in an apple orchard, and one of them is on the cover of the March 2018 issue of PleinAir. Find out why he worked so long on location.
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Quotable Artist: Albert Handell

Enjoy an inspirational quote from pastel artist Albert Handell.

My Favorite Place to Paint: Bill Guffey

Bill Guffey's favorite place to paint is man-made, but it's wild and natural. It's in farm country, but it's public property. It's scenic in...
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