Emerging Artists

Art collectors interested in learning about today’s top emerging artists can find everything they need right here. These hot, new emerging artists encompass a wide variety of styles and genres, including plein-air painting, landscapes, still lifes, wildlife, western paintings, and more. Many of these emerging contemporary artists have won awards in highly respected art competitions. You’ll also learn about the many galleries for emerging artists—a great source for purchasing artworks by these rising stars.

Lesley Rich, The Parisians, oil, 12 x 12.

Emerging Artists | Lesley Rich

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.
Tim Kelly, The Queen of Easton, oil, 30 x 30.

Emerging Artists | Tim Kelly

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.
Tyler Swain, Firedance, oil, 12 x 12.

Emerging Artists | Tyler Swain

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.
Dan Bulleit, Dancing in the Shadows, oil, 32 x 48.

Emerging Artists | Dan Bulleit

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.
Jerry Salinas, Firelight, oil, 14 x 11.

Emerging Artists | Jerry Salinas

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.