Plein Air Artists

Carl Bretzke

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April 24 @ 2:57 am

Carl Bretzke is a contemporary realist oil painter who is known for his original compositional choices, realistic light effects, and diversity in subject matter, ranging from plein air landscapes to more complex city scenes, often after dark.  The Washington Post once described his work as “simultaneously intimate and detached…The artist’s…

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Lon Brauer

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April 24 @ 2:57 am

Lon Brauer is an American oil painter known for his work in figure and plein air landscape. He has a BFA from Washington University and an MFA from Fontbonne University – both in St. Louis, Missouri. Born in 1955 and coming of age in the early 70s, Lon has roots…

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Jing Zhao

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April 24 @ 2:57 am

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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April 24 @ 2:57 am

Stephen Wysocki loves to paint and is always painting. Even when he doesn’t have a brush in his hand, he can’t get away from it – it’s that simple. Stephen studied at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design for one semester in 1990. He finished his Studio Arts degree…

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Jill Stefani Wagner

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April 24 @ 2:57 am

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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April 24 @ 2:57 am

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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April 24 @ 2:57 am

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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April 24 @ 2:57 am

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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April 24 @ 2:57 am

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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April 24 @ 2:57 am

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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