2020 Painting Artists

George Ceffalio

Glen Ellyn, Illinois

My oil paintings are Classical Realism with many of them in the chiaroscuro style (the contrast of lights and darks). I have always admired the skill and beauty of the Old Masters and they serve as my inspiration. Very early on I decided to paint on wood panel for both its quality and longevity. High quality oils paints are used for their deep and vivid colors.

Danny Chu

Suwanee, Georgia

The purpose of my painting is to evoke viewer’s emotion.

Shawn Cornell

St. Louis, Missouri

My paintings are neither cutting edge nor deep in metaphorical meaning, they’re simply stories about brief moments that I experience and witness during my excursions. Hopefully these stories connect with the viewer, sparking a fond memory, a sense of familiarity or a bit of humor. Each painting is documented with its location, date, time of day, weather conditions, and brief observations about the day. Many have referred to this documentation as the painting’s birth certificate.

David Dallison

Waukegan, Illinois

I have made my living as a painter for 30 years. I work on location en plein air with transparent watercolor. Journeying around the world with backpack and easel, I explore and celebrate through paint the incredible places I discover. Having painted in 37 different countries, my most recent travels have taken me to China, Burma, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Virginia Fergus

Atlanta, Georgia

My distinctive watercolor paintings are created using a direct approach. I do no preliminary underdrawing. Instead I look and ponder what I see and make a first shape or primary angle, and then use that as my guide as I proceed with the painting.

Subject matter is primarily from extensive travels with the express purpose of painting and collecting images for future painting. 

Yoram Gal

Old Jaffa, Illinois

Watercolor, gouache, pen and acrylic on paper and canvas, capturing fleeting moments of dramatic, comic and lyrical interactions between people. Juicifying landscapes from realism to abstract, through my own joy of life expressionism.

Charles Gatewood

Phenix City, Alabama

Oil paintings on canvas using tube oil colors. Images are taken from drawings done on location.

Tate Hamilton

Denver, Colorado

These award winning paintings created by master artist and painter Tate Hamilton began as a single moment, a fleeting look upon our daily lives.These are stories. Stories that begin with the artist and continue with you, the observer. As you observe,you will begin to complete these stories in your own unique way.In a sense these paintings then become abstractions because,after all what is a thought beyond an abstraction!

Scott Hartley

Ann Harbor, Michigan

My watercolors are in the traditional style, using lightfast transparent pigments. After selecting a subject for its expressiveness and design, I so small composition studies. The final painting is painted directly with the minimum of layers for maximum richness of color.

Rebecca Korth

Marshfield, Wisconsin

Realism in oils using brushes and palette knives to create playful still life with birds.

Marie Lamoth

Interlochen, Michigan

The works are all acrylic on canvas, original paintings. They focus on the exploration of light as it manifests in the natural world. All source material is gathered by me. No reproductions are offered.

Jeff Ripple

Micanopy, Florida

I paint traditional oil landscapes on linen or panel based on sketches and studies produced in nature with a treatment of light and atmosphere reminiscent of 19th Century artists working in the uniquely American Hudson River School and Luminist traditions.

Jon Smith

Clearwater, Florida

In a museum setting I use elements of reflective light, the human form and classic architectural lines rendered in an Impressionistic style. I pay close attention to values but only hint at the details. My aim is to evoke an emotional response in the viewer.

Marian Steen

St .Louis, Missouri

My paintings are a powerful expression of sensitivity and technique. I employ the ‘wet on wet’ technique favored by many watercolorists. My work is alive with lush colors, as well as large washes of translucent hues and tones. I often integrate handmade paper, strings, found objects, or scraps of memorabilia that convey a sensitivity, and complexity to my work. ‘I incorporate objects connected to my own memories, thereby transforming the past into something new. In doing so, I try to represent the passage of time.’

Alla Tsank

Encinitas, California

I grew up in Moscow Russia and emigrated to United States in 1990 .
I studied art at the Moscow Art school and later received my masters at the Theatrical Art College and after graduation worked at the Mayakovsky Theater, designing and building stage elements for several years. My latest work is created with oils on linen.

Although my paintings inspired by Renaissance art they have a distinct contemporary aesthetic, which could be best described as magic realism.