Below are some of the painters that I consider sources
of inspiration … or I just plain envy:
Some Contemporary Painters:
William Wray A great gritty urban landscape painter.
Bato Dugarzhapov An amazing painter in the Russian Impressionist tradition.
Ken Auster A surfer T-shirt designer turned painter.
Kevin Macpherson Wrote the books that got me start painting on location.
Stapleton Kearns A traditional New England painter with a great sense of humor, a ton of painting knowledge and a blog that reflects it.
Colin Page A Maine painter with sparkling work.
Marc Dalessio An American working mostly in Europe with a classical bent.
Zhang Hongnian Chinese classical painter with interesting complementary color palette (the Yin and Yang of painting book)
Dan Corey A Maine painter who sees the light sparkle as well.
Kyle Martin An excellent and prolific painter who inspired me to keep grinding them out.
And Some Who Have Passed:
Charles Sovek A painter as well as author of a number of good painting books.
Emille Gruppe A Gloucester, Massachusetts painter and author of a number of good painting books.
John F. Carlson Wrote the bible of traditional landscape painting.
More to come…