Roger Dale Brown

    Originally from Nashville, Roger now resides in Franklin, Tennessee. Avid about traveling he is compelled to explore regions and subjects that capture his interest. 
    Roger has made it his life╩╝s study to gather and understand information from these special places. This expands his knowledge of nature, history, architecture and  culture, which inspires him to create his poignant oil paintings. Crediting historical artists, such as John Carlson, Isaac Levitan and John Singer Sargent for their example. Roger has developed his own unique voice in his art. He spends countless hours painting on location or from life capturing important nuances of a scene, day, or an object. Roger embodies the emotion of the scene he is painting by drawing on his knowledge and his dedication to art.
     “To capture the essence of the scene, making the viewer feel they can step into a different day, understanding the mood and beauty of that day is my goal."

Roger will deliver our closing keynote address at Plein Air South 2018. See more about Roger and his work at www.rogerdalebrown.comSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

David Boyd, Jr.

David Boyd, Jr. b. 1973 attended the Savannah College of Art and Design and graduated in 1995 with a degree in Illustration. After teaching art at the middle and high school level for 18 years, Boyd shifted from the classroom to painting full time. In 2016, Boyd founded The Studio School at Three Hearts Farm where he teaches oil painting and drawing from life. Boyd also teaches workshops across the southeast. Boyd is an avid outdoor painter and is an active member of several groups including the Plein Air Painters of the Southeast, Portrait Society of America, American Association of Marine Painters, Oil Painters of America, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and he is a Signature Member with the American Impressionists Society. Boyd has won awards on the national level and his work can be found in private collections across the globe. His work is available on his website at  http://davidboydjr.com/

Anne Blair Brown

Anne Blair Brown lives in Nashville, TN. Her work centers on both rural and urban landscapes, people, and interior spaces. While she enjoys the quiet solitude of her studio, she delights in painting on location. Anne Blair Brown is past president of the Plein Air Painters of the Southeast  and a Signature Member of both The Oil Painters of America  and the American Impressionist Society. She is also an active member of  The Cumberland Society of Painters and The Chestnut Group, a nonprofit group of artists dedicated to preserving endangered ecosystems, historic locales, and aesthetically and environmentally significant places. See more about Anne on her website at  http://anneblairbrown.com/SaveSave Save

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Bill Farnsworth

An illustrator of over 60 Children’s Books, Bill has seamlessly moved into fine art and is a Signature member of  ASMA, OPA, and AIS. He has participated in 6 Forgotten Coast Paint Outs and his work has been deeply inspired by the region. He has garnered awards of excellence from the Oil Painters of America's National and Regional shows. He won Best in Show at The 10th Biennial National Show in Punta Gorda, and a Bronze Medal in the 2013 OPA Summer Salon.  "My goal with my work is to paint what I love and convey that honestly so the viewer can feel that as well".  You can see more about Bill and his work at https://billfarnsworth.com/Save

Trey Finney

Born and raised in South Carolina, Trey Finney attended the College of Charleston from 1981 to 1983.  In 1984 he transferred to the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida where he graduated in 1987 with a degree in Illustration. In 1989, after two years of working as an architectural illustrator, he was hired by Walt Disney Feature Animation and spent the next fifteen years as an animator with the Florida studio in Lake Buena Vista. While at Disney Feature Animation he contributed to nine animated features and several animated shorts. Some of these credits include, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Aladdin”, “The Lion King”, “Pocahontas”, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, “Mulan”, “Lilo & Stitch” and “Brother Bear”. During his time there, Disney offered many continuing education classes. These included film and film design, acting and advanced acting, drawing and painting. In particular, painting inspired a more personal journey, culminating in the decision to leave the animation field and pursue a full time career in fine art. Since then, he has been painting feverously. His paintings convey a style he refers to as “Natural Impressions”, which is the application of the artist’s knowledge while under the influence of the subject; An impressionistic style with an emphasis on color, drawing, and an underlying abstract design.     

Trey is a member of the Society of Animal Artists, Plein Air Painters of the Southeast, American Impressionist Society, and the Oil Painters of America. He has been juried into the annual “Birds in Art” shows hosted by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum and hangs in their permanent collection. In 2014 he won an “Award of Distinction” at The American Impressionist Society’s annual show, and in 2016 won second place at the prestigious “Plein Air Easton” show and sale. Other highlights include an “Award of Excellence” presented by the Society of Animal Artists and acceptance in national shows such as “The OPA Salon”, “The OPA Eastern Regional” and Honorable Mention at 2014 “Plein Air Richmond”. Trey continues to create and offer his works in galleries throughout the Southeast.
You can see more about Trey on his website
  http://treyfinney.com/
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John Guernsey

Originally form southern California, contemporary landscape artist, John Guernsey, moved to Georgia in 1993 for a business career, and transitioned to an art career in 2006.  Having developed his drawing skills through college courses and workshop study, he now concentrates primarily on landscape painting.  Most of his work is  'en plein air', or alla prima; although he is gradually increasing the output of larger studio paintings.  His work reveals a keen observance of atmosphere and light and he is inspired not only by nature, but by city life and architecture.  Mr. Guernsey maintains a busy schedule of classes and workshops, and regularly participates in nationally ranked plein air festivals throughout the country. Some of his recent plein air awards are, Best of Show Los Gatos CA 2017 and 2014, Best of Show Richmond VA 2013 , and awards of excellence at Carmel CA, 2017, 2016 and 2014.  He is currently represented at Mountain Mist Gallery, in Cashiers, NC.  Mr. Guernsey's current website is http://johnbguernsey.blogspot.com/

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Marc Hanson
Having grown up in a military family, Marc’s youth was spent on the move. He was born in Oxnard, California and spent some of his early school years there. But his geographical resume soon included Alaska, Florida, Arkansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Norway. After his father’s retirement from the Air Force, Marc’s family settled in the small northern California community of Loomis. Marc began college as a biology major, but soon applied to and was accepted into Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, majoring in illustration. After Art Center and a brief stint as a staff illustrator in Sacramento, California, Marc moved to Minnesota where he
lived for 33 years while raising a family and pursuing his art. Marc relocated to Colorado in the Fall of 2012 and currently lives in Mississippi.

“I have pursued a career as a painter for many years now. Along the way my methods, materials and focus have evolved. A naturalist at heart, the landscape is the perfect vehicle for expressing the joy I have for the world that surrounds me. My real interest and challenge as a painter is how to best manipulate the core principles of painting into effective visual statements. I’m most successful when I’m able to communicate that joy to the viewers of my paintings.”  Marc teaches landscape painting workshops locally and nationally. “ I love working with other painters in their pursuit to better their craft. My goal is not to have them assimilate my style and technique, but to teach them how to more closely examine the subject and apply the principles that representational painters must follow to become effective visual communicators.” Marc has shown his work in galleries and museums nationally and internationally since the early 1980’s. He is a Master Signature Member of The Oil Painters of America (O.P.A.M.), having won an
Award of Excellence at the O.P.A. National Exhibit in 2000, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011. In 2011 Marc’s painting ‘Right or Left’ was awarded Bronze Medal for Painting at the OPA National Exhibition in Coeur d’Alene, ID, and in 2016 the “Gold Medal Masters Division” at the OPA Regional Exhibition in Cincinnati, OH. Marc has won numerous awards in pastel and plein air competitions, as well as other notable art events and shows. He has also been featured in numerous art publications during his career. Please see his website at https://marchansonart.com/  for more information about Marc and his art.
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Kathleen B. Hudson

Kathleen B. Hudson emphasizes dynamic light and atmospherics in her work. She is a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists and a member of the Copley Society of Art in Boston, MA. In 2017, Hudson received the Grand Prize in the 6th Annual PleinAir Salon for her painting Bright Morning, Timberline Falls. 

Hudson moved from her native Kentucky to Boston in 2005 to pursue an undergraduate degree at Harvard University. During her years in Boston, she came to love the beautiful New England landscape as she painted, studied mountain travel narratives, and led backpacking trips for fellow students. She now undertakes several national juried plein air competitions each year. When she's not outside painting from life, you can find her in the studio creating paintings that highlight the dynamic interplay of light, shadow, and atmospherics. See her website at http://www.kathleenbhudson.com


Andre Lucero

An impressionistic oil painter based near Richmond, Virginia, Andre Lucero was trained in a traditional academic setting but in recent years has combined his love for the outdoors with his art. Completing more than 100 plein air paintings a year, his work includes landscapes and figures and still life painted from life.
Andre reveres Old Masters and their painting techniques. He works with his mentor to use Renaissance painting materials to produce the medium that they both use to give their oil paintings a distinctive luminescent quality.  “It is most exciting attempting to capture on the spot,” says Andre. “The way the light falls on a beautiful scene or
a fleeting aspect of nature.”

Operating out of a studio in picturesque Goochland County, Virginia, Andre designed the working and exhibition space down to its smallest details. Calling on a local craftsman to execute his vision and build the structure that was inspired by a nearby thoroughbred farm, Andre personally saw to the finishing touches himself.  While Goochland is one of his favorite painting locales, he's also painted in Maine, Colorado, Ireland and Italy. Andre is a member of the Plein Air Painters of the Southeast and enjoys participating in plein air paint-outs that assemble dozens of artists for an intense painting experience.  Andre’s work is represented by a half dozen galleries on the East Coast, including J.M. Stringer Gallery in Vero Beach FL, considered one of the country's top galleries for its exhibits of contemporary and antique paintings.  "Painting is as much about process as it is about the result or product. For me, painting is pleasurable, and my entire process is designed to be pleasing: from ideation to composition to execution. Painting is joyful, and my hope is that the viewer sees and feels that joy."
You can see more about Andre and his work on his website at  http://andrelucero.com/


Larry Moore

I've been a Plein Air painter and instructor for a very long time. Before that I was an illustrator, a graphic designer and an art director, a career in visual communication that has spanned 45 plus years. One thing I've found is that to be unique, to stand apart, requires a mastery of method combined with a process of thought and self-discovery in order to achieve authentic expression. A process I'll be bringing to the PAS table. See you there.


More about Larry and his work on his website at http://www.larrymoorestudios.com

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Morgan Samuel Price

Morgan Samuel Price’s career began in 1968 with Hallmark Cards as an illustrator, but in 1972 she focused on becoming a fine artist. Her motivation to paint is energized by the light as it flows across the scene. Morgan sees light as a tool to explore the visual pleasure of the movement of light over the objects.  Painting is not about the objects rather it is a narrative of the scene and the mood created by the artist. Techinically this can be accomplished by the manipulation of the academic principles of painting. Observation is an acquired skill that constantly needs refinement through your lifetime as an artist. Her 40+year career as an artist has been sustained by an overwhelming desire to elevate each moment with uplifting thought. Sharing her knowledge through teaching has brought endless rewards on all levels of her life. See more of Morgan's work at  www.morgansamuelprice.com

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Lori Putnam

Recognized for her expressive brushwork, intelligent composition, and superb use of color, Nashville Tennessee native, Lori Putnam paints small to medium-sized works en plein air and creates large paintings in her studio. She travels extensively to paint, teach, and share her work around the world. Featured in numerous issues of American Art Collector Magazine, Plein Air Magazine, Southwest Art, Fine Art Connoisseur, and Art of the West, Putnam is recognized as one of the finest American Impressionists of our time. Lori is a member of, and has exhibited with many respected organizations including the Salmagundi Club in New York City, the Oil Painters of America, Laguna Plein air Painters Association, the California Art Club, Plein Air Artists of Colorado, and is past Vice President of the American Impressionists Society. Additionally, Lori participates annually in several invitational plein air events, and winning awards in Colorado, California, Wyoming, Florida, Georgia, and Ireland. Putnam's art is in the permanent collection at The Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland, the Jack Warner Collection, the collection of Plein Air Magazine, and in private and corporate collections, and galleries worldwide. She keeps a studio in Charlotte, Tennessee.

Lori will deliver our opening address at Plein Air South 2018. See more of Lori's work at  http://www.loriputnam.com/

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James Richards

James Richards (AIS) is an American Impressionist painter who specializes in oils. He was born and raised in rural Georgia and spent the days of his youth exploring the farms, fields and forests of his hometown.  Driven by a passionate connection with nature and a deep sense of obligation to relay his vision in the most truthful manner possible, he began painting at a very young age; by the time he was a young adult living in Athens, GA, he had already won numerous awards for his pieces.

 James has spent years studying the nuances of paint and developing a keen sense of understanding and control over the medium.  He is now regarded as one of the top oil painters and instructors in the country. He considers teaching and sharing his knowledge to be his primary purpose and true calling as an artist.  He is a highly sought-after teacher around the world, conducting workshops across the US and Europe.  His mentoring program has a year-long wait list, and spots in his monthly workshops at his school in Tucker sell out within hours of being announced. He has recently lent his teaching talents to Paula Deen and President Jimmy Carter, where his "demo" painting auctioned for $11,500 (which was donated to charity).

 James has won numerous national awards and is a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society (Signature members have earned their titles by showing exceptional impressionistic fine art).   He is a two-time winner in the American Impressionist Society's Annual Competition  :  last year (2015) he was awarded the top prize of "Best in Show" out of hundreds of submissions, and this year he placed third. His work can be found in numerous private and corporate collections including Disney, King and Spaulding, The Ritz Carlton, The Georgia State Capital, John Sherholz, The Atlanta Braves, Prince of Doha Qatar, The University of Georgia, Reynolds Plantation, Budweiser, and Lieberman’s. You can see more about James and his work at http://jrichardsstudio.com/

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Bill Suys

Bill Suys creates plein air and studio works using wide-ranging subject matter: portraiture/figurative, landscape, animals, still life and architecture. Suys paints, teaches, judges, lectures and demonstrates. He has won numerous national and international awards and is a Signature Member of both the Portrait Society of America and Oil Painters of America, also serving on the OPA Board of Directors. Suys believes ‘a rising tide floats all boats’ and generously shares his acquired knowledge; he is committed to lifelong learning, the quest for excellence, and to creating work that stands the test of time.

See more of Bill's work on his website at https://williamasuys.com/

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Wyatt Waters

Widely known for his watercolors of Southern culture, Wyatt Waters creates paintings of the roadside South. Waters' works have been featured in ART & ANTIQUES, AMERICAN ARTIST, WATERCOLOR, MISSISSIPPI MAGAZINE, DELTA MAGAZINE and Plein Air Magazine. His paintings are held in private and corporate collections. He's had solo shows at the MS Museum of Art, The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, The Meridian Museum of Art and The Jackson Municipal Gallery. He owns and operates the Wyatt Waters Gallery in Clinton, MS. He has collaborated with Robert St. John on A SOUTHERN PALATE, SOUTHERN SEASONS, and AN ITALIAN PALATE. He received the MS Institute of Arts & Letters Award for AN OXFORD SKETCHBOOK and the MS Library Association Special Award for Art for his collaboration with Robert St. John, A SOUTHERN PALATE. He lives with his dog, James in Clinton, MS. http://www.wyattwaters.com

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