Plein Air Artists

Jing Zhao

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June 29 @ 3:47 pm

Jing Zhao is an award-winning artist. She learned drawing from a private teacher from her childhood and developed her artistic skills at Peninsula School of Art, Scottsdale Artists’ School, and workshops. She studied with great master artists such as Kevin Macpherson, Zhaoming Wu, John Michael Carter, Daniel Gerhartz, amongst others.…

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Stephen Wysocki

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June 29 @ 3:47 pm
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Jill Stefani Wagner

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June 29 @ 3:47 pm

Whatever she paints, Wagner’s focus is always “the light” and how it affects the scene she’s trying to capture. Working in pastel and oil, she approaches her paintings as a sculptor would, carving out nuances of light and shadow. A devoted Plein air artist, Jill paints in Europe and U.S.…

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Mary Hertler Tallman

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June 29 @ 3:47 pm

Mary Hertler Tallman’s works in pastel are created as the 19th century French Impressionist painters first described “en Plein air”. Her work is done on location and without the use of photographs. Her formal training includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan and a Master of…

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Richard Sneary

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June 29 @ 3:47 pm

An architect and renowned architectural illustrator, Richard Sneary has over the last 3 years also begun painting en Plein air in watercolor. His background as an architect/illustrator of architecture often compels him to include something of the built environment, whether it’s a town square, back yards, an alley, old derelict…

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Kari Ganoung Ruiz

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June 29 @ 3:47 pm

Kari Ganoung Ruiz was raised at the edge of The Finger Lakes National Forest in New York, setting the stage for her deep connection to the natural landscape. “I’m intrigued by small bits of the greater scene; corner of a building, edge of a marsh, a glimpse down that narrow…

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Orit Reuben

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June 29 @ 3:47 pm

Award-winning artist Orit Reuben is an impressionist pastel painter. Born in Israel to a family of artists, Orit is greatly influenced by her late grandfather, who was also a painter. As a child, she painted at the side of her mother, who still paints. ​Orit is inspired by the beauty…

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Antwan Ramar

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June 29 @ 3:47 pm

Antwan Ramar started his career as a caricaturist, drawing people face-to-face attempting to capture more than just the physical traits of the individual. After a fine art education in San Diego, CA, his goal is much the same, to reveal and exaggerate the universal truths of a subject through his…

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Laura Martinez-Bianco

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June 29 @ 3:47 pm

Laura Martinez-Bianco is a landscape painter who lives in Marlboro, NY. She states, “On location, I work in pastels capturing the landscape; the view, the air, and space around me. I focus on capturing a specific time of day.” Growing up in New York’s Hudson Valley, Laura has gained a…

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Jeff Markowsky

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June 29 @ 3:47 pm

Jeff Markowsky was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada and now lives in Savannah Georgia. His education as a painter began in graduate school with Gregory Crane and then with Frank Mason at the Art Students League in NYC. Markowsky was the 2018 Grand Prize winner of the 5th Annual…

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