Monday, April 7, 2014

Meet the rest of the 2014 Plein Air line up

 Christain Hemme
Hometown: Pensacola, FL
Medium: Oil and Watercolor
    Only twelve years old when he began taking instruction from professional artist and illustrator Marit Guild, Christian Hemme began learning the foundations of representational art.  Continuing his art learning after high school, he graduated summa cum laude with a BS in visual arts and a concentration in commercial art. 
     “As an artist I want my art not only to be masterful in technique, but also to engage the viewer’s mind.”  Artists who influence his personal growth as a professional include John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn, and Ilya Repin as well as contemporary masters such as Richard Schmid, Scott Christensen, and Daniel Gerhartz.  “These artists exemplify the union of technique and narrative that I also hope to achieve.”
 Artist Statement:
“I passionately love Art; however, first and foremost, I passionately love Jesus Christ.  I paint only by his grace and for his glory”.  Inspiration for paintings comes from many places; however, the most compelling subject matter for me is figurative work and both maritime and mountainous landscapes. 

Beverly Ford Evans
Hometown: Franklin, TN
Medium: Oil
    Beverly Ford Evans is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. As a child she was drawn to the beauty that surrounded her. Encouraged by her parents, she began drawing and painting. As an adult Beverly has become a prolific artist. She has studied with accomplished artist Roger Dale Brown, OPA, Dawn Whitelaw, Paula Frizbe and Jeremy Lipking.
     After a carrier in interior design, Beverly was inspired by the beauty of her home state to return to her love of painting.  Tennessee is abundant in natural beauty and history and Beverly captures its essence and shares it through her paintings. With her deliberate brushwork and attention to the scene, Beverly captures the essence of the landscape beautifully and artfully.
She also loves to pack her paints and travel to other parts of our beautiful country, where she is inspired by the diversity and beauty at every turn in the road. Coupled with her love of landscapes is her love for animals. Beverly is sought after to paint commissions for loving pet owners. 

Diane Gibson Newsome
Hometown: Trussville, AL
Medium: Oil
    Diane Gibson Newsome produces representational art. Her style may best be described as "impressionistic realism". The paradox of perceived detail produced by abstract brush strokes and subtle elements especially intrigues her. Driven by a strong work ethic and love for painting, she is striving to refine her own approach to the effect of light and creating a three dimensional illusion through texture and sculpting with paint. Working primarily in oils with brush and palette knife, she appreciates the vivid and luminous quality of this medium.
    Newsome credits encouraging parents and grandparents for instilling an intense love and appreciation of nature in her at a very early age.  An ardent equestrian, gardener and wildlife enthusiast, she focuses on capturing the fabulous and unique essence of wildlife and nature subjects on canvas.  The convey-ance of the intangible emotional part of a painting is of paramount importance to her.  With her paintings, she communicates to the viewer a sense of place in the landscape as well as the quality of light on a subject.   
     In addition to participation in art festivals, Newsome is currently represented by the prestigious fine art gallery, Littlehouse Galleries, Birmingham, AL. She was recently honored to be chosen by the "Art Galleries and Artists of the South" Magazine as a featured Emerging Artist with images of her paintings included in the AGAS Vol. 10, Issue 3 (page 81) publication.

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