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!

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: 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...

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: 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: 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: 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...

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....
A plein air painting by artist Kelly Medford and the scene that inspired it.

My Favorite Place to Paint: Kelly Medford

Kelly Medford lives in a working-class neighborhood in Rome, Italy, that is rapidly changing. That's appropriate for a plein air painter, because so is...

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...

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...

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...

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. "I live...

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: 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: 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...

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: 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....

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...
Plein Air Magazine

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...
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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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