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!

Pastel painting of country road over rolling hills

Artist Spotlight: Kim Casebeer

Kim shares some sage advice from a gallery owner about the success that comes from painting your passion first as opposed to painting for money.
Plein air watercolor artist Sean Friloux

Along the River’s Edge: Painting NOLA en Plein Air

With music pouring onto the streets from every corner of the city, Sean Friloux finds a unique vantage point from which to capture New Orleans in tonal watercolors.

My Favorite Place to Paint: Kami Mendlik

Kami Mendlik appreciates travel. She loves to paint beautiful places. But one part of the country has a subtle beauty that can make her...
Plein Air Heritage: Theodore Robinson (1852-1896)

A Friend of Monet

As a plein air painter, you are part of one of the largest art movements in history. Learn about artist Theodore Robinson here.
Painting en plein air

11 Lessons From a Traveling Painter

Lori Putnam stops for a moment to share what a decade of painting en plein air and away from home 120 days of the year has taught her.
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Are Your Colors Too Hot?

Primarily known as a painter of big game, Carl Rungius earned himself a revered position in the canon of plein air painting for his fidelity to ...
Photo of myself painting Mt Washington “en plein air” in the winter. Standing on a bath matt helps keeps my feet warm

Artist Spotlight: Melanie Levitt

How did you get started and then develop your career? Melanie Levitt: I started painting at a young and painted all my life but went...

“Blowing Out the Edges”

Utah artist Michelle Condrat suggests motion in her paintings through an unusual method.  "Bareback," by Michelle Condrat, oil, 12 x...

Artist Spotlight: Cecy Turner

What is the best thing about being an artist? Cecy Turner: One of the best things about being an artist is that you begin to...
Female artist in her studio with easel and paintings on the walls

Artist Spotlight: Barbara Coleman

Barbara Coleman traces her fine art career back to a startling moment in Rome when she was ten and shares how she then developed her career.
Lindsey Kustusch plein air painting

Indoors, Outdoors, and Back Again

A devoted studio painter, Lindsey Kustusch took the leap into plein air and discovered a way to maximize both experiences.
Oil painting of a shed with sheep in front

Artist Spotlight: Carolyn Lindsey

Carolyn Lindsey finds that interpreting her vision sometimes goes well and she’s on cloud nine, and other times it’s a struggle, but there is always hope for the next painting!
Brienne Brown’s studio in Central Pennsylvania with her watercolor paintings, "Enfolding Green Pastures" (framed) and "Day for Exploring"

Artist Spotlight: Brienne M Brown

How do you find inspiration? Brienne M Brown: I find beauty in everyday life, the so called “mundane”. Ordinary people going about their everyday lives...

Spotlight on PACE Faculty: Marla Baggetta Gives You Permission

Pastelist Marla Baggetta has a secret she uses every day to put her in the right frame of mind for painting.

Painting the Hudson From a 155-Foot Bridge

  Robert Eckes planned on painting the view from the 1,300-foot Bear Mountain, but the wind blew over his easel, and he packed up to...

Artist Spotlight: Jessie Rasche

How did you get started and then develop your career? Jessie Rasche: 15 years ago I became a professional fine artist, starting with tiny still...
Plein air landscape painting - Chuck Marshall -

Being Present in the Plein Air Moment

When he creates art, especially in the field, Ohio artist Chuck Marshall effectively separates himself from his daily routine and becomes more self-aware. That separation has always been an important benefit to plein air painting.
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The Painting Process of a Winning Artist

Please help us congratulate Jerry Markham for winning first place in the recent bi-monthly PleinAir Salon. In this exclusive spotlight, Markham shares his secrets to success.

Visiting All National Parks, “To Preserve and Protect”

Fitz Maurice made it personal. Many people love our national parks, but she is visiting all 59, because she wants to make sure she...
Artist at work

Artist Spotlight: Barb Walker

How do you find inspiration? Barb Walker: This sounds like an easy question to answer, right? There is a saying among painters: “anything in good...