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My Favorite Contemporary American Artists

by Jessie Rasche
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I hope some of these artists are new to you, and bring you joy! They have been so inspiring to me.

  • Douglas Fryer is an amazing modern douglas-fryerrealist painter. His landscape paintings make heavy use of the pallet knife. He has a mesmerizing combination of photo realism and complete abstraction.

Style: Abstract Realism
Subject Matter: Landscapes, figurative
URL: http://douglasfryer.blogspot.com/
Location: Utah

 

 

 

 

  • Quang Ho is a modern realist painter, quang-hobut works in other styles as well. His work is complex, strong and compelling. I have his painting DVD, and his genius is inspiring.

Style: Realism, but is willing to work in different styles

Subject Matter: Figurative, still life
URL: http://www.quangho.com/
Location: Colorado

  • Stan Miller is a great realist watercolor painter. I was able to take a workshop from him several years ago and loved it. He has a unique way of using stan-millercomposition and abstraction that is lovely.

 Style: Realism
Subject Matter: Figurative, landscapes
URL:  http://stanmiller.net/
Location: Washington State

  • Robin Weiss is a fantastic plein air painter. I love his use of robin-weissvalue and color, and especially how he captures beautiful subtle temperature changes in his shadows.

 Style: Modern Realist / Impressionist
Subject Matter:  Landscapes, still life objects, animals and people.
URL: http://www.robinweissfineart.com/
Location: Washington State

  • David Leffel is a master realist painter. He is both an insightful, creative genius and a sweet generous person. He coined the term Abstract Realism. His paintings remind me of Rembrandt, but his style is distinctively his own.

Style: Abstract Realism
Subject Matter:
Figurative, still life
URL:
http://davidleffel.com/

  • Carolyn Anderson is a loose impressionist master painter. She is bold and minimalist in her brush strokes. Her paintings take very enjoyable work on the part of the viewer, as she leaves a lot un-described.

Style:  Impressionist
Subject Matter: Figurative
URL: http://www.carolynanderson.com/
Location: Montana

 

  • Qiang Huang is an impressionist painter with a very painterly style. His main focus is light, and as a physicist he really understands how it works. He is also a delightful person.

Style: Modern Realist / Impressionist
Subject Matter: Still Lifes, landscapes and people.
URL: http://www.qh-art.com/
Location: Texas

 

  • Kevin Macpherson is an extremely successful impressionist painter. His books were a big influence on how I think about my color pallet.

 Style: Impressionist
Subject Matter: Landscapes, Portraits
URL: http://kevinmacpherson.com/

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