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: Derek Davis

The undeveloped portion of a sprawling office park turned out to be a great place for an artist who has operated as something of...

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...

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....

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...

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: 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: 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: 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...

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: 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...

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: 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...

Painting Amidst a Pitched Battle

R. Gregory Summers knew this painting experience was going to be quite different. But suddenly there were people falling down all around his feet,...

Not Idle in Winter: Pamela Ruschman

Idle in winter? That would mean being idle for nearly half the year in Wisconsin. Pamela Ruschman has other ideas, and a prejudice against...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Ria Krishnan

Lily pads, wooded trails, and, most important, trees are all at Ria Krishnan's favorite place to paint, just 10 miles from her home.  ...

A Jungle in the Suburbs, A Wild Stream in an Office Park

Donald Neff has always been drawn to the quiet little spots in our world. "Give me a little ditch with some water -- that...

Spotlight on PACE Faculty: Joe Anna Arnett

Joe Anna Arnett is a restless soul. Her approach to painting is constantly mutating, but there are a few things participants at the Plein...

Spotlight on PACE Faculty: John P. Lasater IV

What's the big deal about painting a nocturne? You just have to figure out how to get some light, right? John P. Lasater IV...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Kevin McCain

When Kevin McCain goes to his favorite place to paint, he goes home -- home to a place where movie studios, pop stars, and...

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...
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