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Member Artists: Western United States

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Dee Kirkham   
Placentia, California, USA

 

http://www.deekirkham.com

 

Painting by Dee Kirkham

"Tuscan Foliage"
8x12in, Oil on panel

 

Painting by Dee Kirkham

"Townsend Boatyard"
Oil


Doug Martin   
Centennial, Colorado, USA

 

http://www.dougmartinstudio.com

Painting by Doug Martin

"Aliso Beach, Laguna"
8x16in, Oil

Painting by Doug Martin

"A Capitol Morning"
Oil


Kathryn McMahon   
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

 

http://www.kathrynamcmahon.com

Painting by Kathryn McMahon

"Santa Barbara Marina"
11x8in, Oil

Painting by Kathryn McMahon

"Autumn Wilderness"
20x24in, Oil


Vicki McMurry   
Austin, Texas, USA

Critics say my work exudes a calm, congruent arrangement and order from within.  I feel that the path my life has taken, has allowed for me to come full circle and re-connect with my heritage.  When I wrote the book Mastering Color, it did not occur to me that it would eventually be printed in Russian, returning to the heritage of my Grandfather.  Since I have received this news, I have also visited Australia, my mother’s homeland before WWII. As I connect to my heritage, I understand why my work exudes this calmness.  

Growing up in west Texas with views of great distance, a quest for refreshing water, and beautiful clouds to enhance visual dreams influenced my artistic tendencies.  Out of respect and appreciation that exceeds internal religion and faith, I cherish every moment. Freedom, space, composition, and design fill my chromatic palette toward its final destination, my contemporary expressive paintings.

http://www.vickimcmurry.com

Painting by Vicki McMurry

"Into the Ocean"
48x48in, Oil

Painting by Vicki McMurry

"Yielding Light"
40x40in, Oil


Joan Metcalf   
Beaverton, Oregon, USA

Joan Metcalf’s creative passion is inspired by the rich and lush bounty of nature that surrounds her in her native Pacific Northwest.  A watercolorist for many years, she recently has created a series of acrylics on canvas, using transparent paint to capture nature at its most colorful and untamed.

Intrigued by nature’s patterns, she paints them in an impressionistic style with graphic elements, weaving a tapestry of vivid colors throughout the painting.  Her studio sits in a forest setting of vine maples and fir trees and she adds to these views by frequent photographic trips to mountain forests, rivers, and the Pacific Ocean.  From these photographs she creates her own imaginative forests, gardens and seascapes in large-scale compositions.

She received her B.A. in painting from the University of Washington and has exhibited extensively for many years.  Her paintings are in numerous public and private collections.

http://www.joanmetcalf.com

 

Painting by Joan Metcalf

"A Glimpse of the River"
36x60in, Acrylic on Canvas

Painting by Joan Metcalf

"Autumn Tapestry #2"
36x60in, Acrylic on Canvas

 


Jim Mossman   
Cody, Wyoming, USA

Landscapes are his primary subject and painting with mind-eye magic is the goal.  Jim notes that our mind and eyes selectively ignore portions of what we see, isolating what catches our interest from the rest of what is in view.  Interesting adjacent scenes remain 'in sight' in memory as we turn to survey a wide panoramic view. And yet, when the scene is  reduced to a photograph, we can't seem to use this mind-eye magic. The mountains often lose their grandeur, power lines intrude, and wide expanses of uninteresting foreground or sky now stand out.  His objective is to build this mind-eye magic into his paintings; to capture some of what we are fooled into thinking we see, rather than the absolutes that come from a camera, and to do this while maintaining a sense of place.

Jim's work has been accepted at the C.M. Russell Art Auction, the Oil Painters of America National Show and the Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction as well as other exhibitions in Colorado, Montana, Vermont and Wyoming.

http://www.jmossmanart.com

Painting by Jim Mossman

"Clear and Cold"

Painting by Jim Mossman

"Southfork Storm Front"


Steve Napper   
Ingram, Texas, USA

As a young man I loved backpacking throughout the American Rockies and West Coast; the beauty of the land and its creatures spellbound me. It actually intimidated me as an artist; I shied away from painting the landscape for many years and concentrated on the human form. A student asked why I didn’t paint landscapes and I told her that I was intimidated by the beauty and felt I could not do justice to a landscape; she laughed looking at my figurative and portrait work and could not believe that I was scared to do landscapes. Since that awareness I have loved painting the landscape, and now try my very best to get at least one plein air piece done each week. I have become commonplace to my neighbors here in the Texas Hill Country as they see me out in the local fields painting .

http://www.NapperFineArt.com

Painting by Steve Napper

"Fishing the Big Thompson"
24x12in, Pastel

 

Painting by Steve Napper

"El Capitan"
18x24in, Pastel


Barbara Benedetti Newton, NPS, PSA, PSWC, IAPS MC  
Black Diamond, Washington State, USA

Newton began her art career as a fashion illustrator. She went on to serve as president of Colored Pencil Society of America and to co-author Colored Pencil Solution Book. A valued instructor for many years at Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, she now authors a teaching blog, Barbara Newton Art Journal.

Currently, Newton works primarily in pastel with an occasional departure into oil. Her landscape images pay homage to her native Pacific Northwest, from the shorelines and waterways to woods and meadow scenes. The subject is always the play of light in all its subtleties.

Newton is a Signature Member of the Northwest Pastel Society, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Pastel Society of America and is an International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) 2013 Master Circle Honoree. A consistent award winner, Barbara is represented by galleries in Washington and Oregon. Her small works are available online at Daily Paintworks.

http://www.barbaranewton.net

Painting by Barbara Benedetti Newton

"Path to Gold Creek"
13x17.25in, Pastel on paper

Painting by Barbara Benedetti Newton

"Course of Events"
24x18in, Pastel on paper

 


Andre Nobrega  
La Honda, California, USA

Born in 1971 in Olinda, Brazil, Andre Nobrega is a self-taught artist consumed with a passion for plein air painting. He believes there is no better teacher than Mother Nature and early impressionist artists such as John Sisley, Camille Pissarro and Claude Monet, who often spent many hours painting outdoors, inspire him. Andre himself can often be found outside with his paints and easel, working to create his interpretations of the world around. All of his paintings are infused with light, color and fluidity and seek to recreate a moment in time. Throughout the years, Andre has been featured in numerous publications, participated in competitions and attained membership in artist associations in both his country and the United States. Additionally, politicians, businessmen, corporations and individual collectors around the world have purchased his work. Andre currently lives and paints in the San Francisco Bay area.

http://www.andrenobrega.com

Painting by Andre Nobrega

"Cypress with a View"
28x36in, Oil on canvas

Painting by Andre Nobrega

"Hills and a Barn"
18x21in, Oil on canvas


Ron Nordyke   
Chappell, Nebraska, USA

“Living on the high plains, and having the land and sky so much an influence on your daily life affects the way you perceive things.  When I paint, more often than not landscape appears.  Although I have an unquenchable fascination with land, sky, water, and light, I am constantly drawn also into traditions, and family, or music, or possibly wildlife.  I see the American landscape as more than just geography.”   

Always looking for visual metaphors, Ron seems to find beauty in the juxtaposition of objects and ideas: the value of hard work and fine craftsmanship; the virtue and strength of character that comes with age; the freedom and energy of youth; the awesome regenerating power of faith; the magnificent beauty and diversity of creation; even the images linked to past memories. His works evoke reflection, inquiry, inspiration, and appreciation for what is truly beautiful in our world.   

http://rnordyke.com

Painting by Ron Nordyke

"Quilt at Winter's End"
18x28in, Acrylic on Birch Panel

Painting by Ron Nordyke

"The Music of the Wood Winds"
16x26in, Acrylic on birch panel

 

 


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