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: 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...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Michael Reardon

Michael Reardon's favorite spot for painting is a rare place indeed: a tourist destination that is calm and relaxing. A similar...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Kyle Buckland

Kyle Buckland moved from an urban part of Delaware to the Appalachian Mountains in Virginia when he was 12, and from the start, the...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Jack Sorenson

We plan to occasionally feature a painting location that is especially loved by a plein air artist in an effort to introduce new ideas...
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Documenting the Rural Midwest

Focusing on a theme helps establish connections and purpose in an artist’s work, especially when the range of subjects documents a disappearing aspect of...
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How to Use Watercolor on Location

Virginia artist Eleanor Cox has years of experience as a plein air watercolor artist and teacher, and she has some advice to offer on...
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Convention Preview: Morgan Samuel Price & Donald Demers

Florida artist Morgan Samuel Price and Maine artist Donald Demers are friends who both enjoy plein air painting, yet each has a distinctly different...

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...
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Convention Preview: Jill Carver

Jill Carver: “As an artist, I am in control of how viewers will see my pictures, and the larger the painting, the more important...
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Convention Preview: Kathryn Stats

Kathryn Stats: “One simply can’t be a good studio painter unless one paints directly from nature outdoors.” “Painting is an adventure that sometimes rewards and...
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Convention Preview: Scott L. Christensen

What information and inspiration can you expect to receive from the demonstrators and speakers who will be part of the Plein Air Convention &...
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Thanks for the Memories

As we take time to give thanks for our many blessings, Abigail McBride remembers a grandmother who insisted on planting a tree over her...
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Michael Zakian, PleinAir Salon Judge

If you entered the September/October PleinAir magazine Salon competition (www.pleinairsalon.com), you'll have the good fortune of having your artwork reviewed by Michael Zakian, director...
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