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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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...

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...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Dino Massaroni

There are usually good reasons why a few celebrated painting spots are beloved among artists. Ohio artist Dino Massaroni's favorite spot to paint not...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Marilyn Fairman

Marilyn Fairman is drawn to a painting location just 20 minutes from her home in large part because of the deep tranquility of the...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Michael Chesley Johnson

"I travel quite a bit all over the country," says artist Michael Chesley Johnson, "but I keep returning to the ocean." He likes the...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Joe Gyurcsak

Joe Gyurcsak, an artist who works in research and development and demonstrates artist materials for Utrecht, loves one painting spot partly because of the...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Kim VanDerHoek

Some days it's crowded and difficult, but California painter Kim VanDerHoek knows where to go for her favorite painting views: Crystal Cove. ...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Kim Lordier

Kim Lordier doesn't just have a favorite place to paint, she has a favorite tree.  Bluefish Cove It's a cypress tree...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Stephen Bach

Stephen Bach drives to the middle of downtown Winter Park, Florida, when he wants to paint his favorite spot. He sets up right along...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Jeanne Mackenzie

Jeanne Mackenzie's favorite place to paint is her neighbor's backyard. The reason: gallus gallus domesticus, the domesticated chicken.  The chickens in...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Thomas Caleb Goggans

Thomas Caleb Goggans lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a river town in the Southeastern United States with its fair share of beauty, history, and quirkiness....

My Favorite Place to Paint: Robert J. Simone

For years, Florida artist Robert J. Simone had a quick answer for people who asked where he liked to paint: Fort Desoto State Park...

In Detail: Rick Wilson’s “Going Small: An Exhibition of Small Paintings”

Last fall, Indiana artist Rick Wilson contemplated the sluggish economy, recalled the flat first-quarter sales of his paintings in past years, and decided to...
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