Stacy Barter's oil paintings depict her intense fascination with light and atmosphere.
"I am constantly striving to capture depth and dimension in my oil paintings. Working from life, whether it's from flowers or a model is exhilarating and ever changing. This is my passion, life dedication and contribution."
Stacy attended Parsons School of Design in New York City. Her award winning work has been shown in museums, international juried competitions, galleries and one man shows. She continues to study and teach others at her workshops and at the Crealde School of Art.
California Impressionist Brian Blood was born and raised in the seaside town of Weymouth, Massachusetts.
He spent a lot of time by the sea and enjoyed drawing as a child. With the support and encouragement of his parents he pursued his education in art graduating from Vesper George School of Art in Boston. He also studied at the Museum School of Boston and Art Institute of Boston. Later Brian earned a bachelor's and master's degrees in Fine Art from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. There he was influenced greatly by the study of early California Impressionist painters such as Edgar Payne, Xavier Martinez and John Gamble and other American Impressionists such as Childe Hassam, Dennis Bunker, Willard Metcalf and Frank Benson.
Born in New York City, J.Bohannan has been a Virginian since the age of two.
A graduate of Richmond Professional Institute, now VCU, Jay studied in Europe copying masters in the classic tradition and studied contemporary painters in his formal training. His independent studies lead him to Matthew Baigell's book; "The American Scene: American Painting of the 1930s". J. admired the works of Thomas Hart Benton, John Curry, Post Office Murals from the "Treasury Section" of the Fine Arts Commission of the Works Progress Administration of the 1930s, and other New Deal art.
David Cressman is a British atmospheric landscape painter whose work has been exhibited and sold in major galleries in London, Venice and the United States. In 2011, he received the Jury's Top 50 Award at the prestigious Salon International Show in San Antonio, Texas. The year before, he received the Chairman's Favorite Painting Award at the Coventry Art Consortium 10th Anniversary Exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in the UK. He is 14-time award winner in the BoldBrush Painting Competition produced by FineArtStudioOnLine.
Mark Farina is inspired by the spectacular scenery of the Monterey Peninsula of California.
After studying art history in Florenece Italy and completing his BA in art with a minor in art history at Florida State University Farina worked as a comercial artist and in the golf industry. Eventually becoming a resident of Pacific Grove with the breathtaking and varied scenery of the Califonia landscape Farina added plein air painting (outdoors on location) to his established watercolor and oil skills.
This became his passion and full time profession since the early 1980s. Today mark is an award winning painter of not only plein air subject but also still life, figure and architecture. Farina conducts workshops at his Monterey studio, competes in prestigious national invitational plein air shows. On the international level he and paints abroad to capture facinating scenes from his travels. A select list of award are from Oil Painter's of America, California Art Club, Butler Institute of American Art, Allied Artist,
Farina is a member of the California Art Club,is collected throughout the U.S and abroad.
John Graves III was born 1988, in Jacksonville, FL.
He spent much of his adolescence in his father's art gallery surrounded by a diversity of artworks from Albrecht Durer to Andy Warhol. He began producing works from an early age and later studied art history and fine art at The Blue Ridge School, Newcastle Upon Tyne University, and Hampden- Sydney College.
Graves is forging a new art form; continuing the work of Malevich's abstract "Suprematism", and Dali's Surealism to produce a gesamtkunstwerk: "a total work of art, ideal work of art, universal artwork". John Graves III has sold works to collectors in New York City, Miami, Virginia, Maryland, Maine, Alaska, England and France. He has exhibited at 788 Gallery, The Light Street Gallery, The Art Underground Gallery, Agora Gallery in Manhattan, N.Y.C., Graves Fine Art Gallery and currently at LeGrand Fine Art.
Betsy Kellum, PSA, PSWC-DP is a classical & contemporary realist artist painting in both oil and pastel.
Kellum has exhibited her work in national juried exhibitions throughout the U.S. earning numerous awards, and signature memberships in the Pastel Society of America, NY, Pastel Society of the West Coast, CA, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NY (est. in the late 1800's), Southeastern Pastel Society, Atlanta, and the Maryland Pastel Society, MD. She became a juried member of the prestigious International Guild of Realism in 2012.
California based artist Laurie Kersey was born in Canada and raised in the eastern U.S.
People have been taking note of Laurie's talent since childhood. With encouragement from her mother, an artist and teachers Laurie won awards and scholarships. She attended the Arts Institute of Pittsburgh and studied at the prestigious Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She later became a teacher at the Academy.
"The creative passions remain true, only the approach changes" best describes Chuck and his work as a designer and now as an oil painter.
Chuck Larivey returned to oil painting on March 16, 2009. A daily painter, Larivey typically paints Alla prima, exploring the merging of water & light. His work generally favors the sun or moon with dramatic atmospheric translucent light effects. His favorite en Plein-air subject is the sun's first and last 15 minutes. Many of Chuck's paintings are developed from his en Plein air studies and photos taken during these sessions.
Larivey has numerous paintings in private and commercial collections in Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, California, Nevada and United Kingdom.
John LeGrand studied illustration and painting at the New York Phoenix School of Design.
He began his career as a staff artist at the American Museum of Natural History, illustrating prehistoric and live animals. He moved on as an art director for several leading advertising agencies in New York.
In Cleveland he formed LeGrand Advertising Inc., enjoying considerable success as a highly creative agency. He now paints to please himself, with portrait "illustrations", animals, American Indians, jazz artists. etc. "If it's alive, I love to draw and paint it."
Indiana native Wyatt LeGrand is an award winning oil painter.
Since graduating from Indiana University with a degree in visual arts education he has been painting full-time. A follower of the plein air tradition, Wyatt works primarily from observation to create vibrant interpretations of the world around him.
Douglas Morgan has extensively studied and taught undergraduate and graduate students at the renowned Academy of Art in San Francisco, the largest art school in the United States.
In addition to winning numerous awards for his work, his oil paintings have been displayed in many juried art shows, both on the West coast and nationally. He is a signature member of the Oil Painters of America and Society of Western Artists and an artist member of the California Art Club.
Missourian Billyo O'Donnell is one of America's leading landscape painters.
Raised on the family farm with eight siblings, surrounded by 14,000 acres of adjacent land, Billyo experienced great freedom in his "Huck Finn" childhood roaming the forests and streams, fishing, hunting, and creating art.
His current artistic adventures include cruising up the Hudson River on the Forbes family yacht and to Cumberland Island to stay in the Carnegie familymansion, which gave him an opportunity to paint the island. He has also had the honor of painting the St Louis Symphony Orchestra during a full dress rehearsal, the Roswell Symphony Orchestra in New Mexico, and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. O'Donnell's work was included in the book, "From Sea To Shining Sea: A Reflection of America", curated by the Haggin Museum in Stockton, CA and comprised of 47 of America's top landscape painters.
North Carolina native, Richard Oversmith dreamed of becoming a professional artist.
While pursuing his degree in Fine Art at Kendall College of Art and Design in Michigan he was invited to study at the Royal College of Art in London, England. There he learned to paint "en plein air" and discovered the path he wanted to set for his life.
Richard finds inspiration in his surroundings whether it's the majestic mountains of his native state or the ancient stone streets of a village or chateau in Brittany, France. His impressionistic landscapes draw the viewer into the scene. "I want to engage the viewer to interact with the painting."
David Tanner is a representational oil painter based in Richmond, Virginia.
Since receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1991, his study of traditional painting technique includes workshops with modern masters Nelson Shanks in Philadelphia and Robert Liberace in Washington DC.
After more than a decade of oil portraiture, David has been focusing on figurative painting and plein-air landscape and since 2006. Frequent traveling has provided rich opportunities for capturing the light and color of locations in Russia, Italy, Spain, Morocco, and Great Britain. While visiting painting collections in these countries, David has studied the work of John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla, Anders Zorn, Ilya Repin, and other late 19th and early 20th century masters.