Kitts paints from life as often as he can, and though the landscapes and people around his home in Oregon provide occasional inspiration.
Similar to Méheut, Rich alters the perspectives of her subject matter to portray honest but “unexpected” views of everyday scenes in people’s lives, from a dinner gathering to a funeral procession.
Across all his works, Kelly wants his brushwork and mark-making to be visible. “I want my work to look real, but it’s fun to look at a painting when you can see the artist’s process,” he says.
It takes just one sweeping look through Tyler Swain’s oeuvre of still-life paintings to recognize that the Utah artist celebrates beauty in simplicity, and nature offers up some of his best models in that department.
Though the artist often depicts wildlife around her home in the Flathead Valley, she views her oeuvre of oils in much broader terms.
While reference photographs have their place at his easel, Dan Bulleit prefers to portray poignant moments he himself has observed and experienced, from a chess game with his daughter to a scenic overlook at a local restaurant.
Thompson portrays what he calls the “broken-down, exposed elements of nature” in vibrant strokes of color that merge to form mountain peaks, pine forests, rivers, and farmland.
Working from her adobe studio in a small village near Taos, the artist is deeply inspired by her roots in the area.
Today one of Salinas’ favorite subjects to portray is women dressed in brightly patterned Hispanic clothing, but the artist hasn’t entirely abandoned the subject matter he loved to paint in Chicago.
The self-described homebody never tires of depicting the rural landscapes, agrarian structures, and towns around northern Utah.