• Christine Mercer Kraft

    Christine Kraft obtained a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design,Columbus, Ohio. After a successful and award-winning career as a GraphicDesigner, Art Director and Executive for major corporations, nonprofits andadvertising agencies, she now enjoys creating her own artwork from her studio inCreede, Colorado. Kraft draws inspiration from nature in the San Juan Mountains, […]

  • John Ross Palmer

    John Ross Palmer studied at the Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy. In 2010 Palmer began the Escapist Mentorship Program, created as a way for artists to meet and learn about Escapism and the business side of the art world. That same year the Museum of Cultural Arts Houston named Palmer “Artist […]

  • Michael Swearngin

    Driven by design, Michael Swearngin uses simple shapes to establish a strong composition on the canvas. He then works the under-painting with dramatic color and texture for high visual impact. It is through his art form that he intuitively paints to express the worn rugged spirit of the American West in his contemporary style. Every […]

  • Sharon Mantor

    Sharon Mantor is an award winning artist from Durango, Colo.  As a studio and plein air painter she specializes in landscapes of the Four Corners area and the southwest.  Her art education, and attended workshops with well known artists, have spanned many years.  She recently completed a two year mentorship program with Kathryn Stats. Connection […]

  • Teresa Herndon

    Teresa Herndon’s work currently uses the raw materials of nature to provide her with the inspiration for her florals and landscapes. She pursues a personal interpretation of the ever changing land, using color, contrasts, patterns and all the artists’ tools to bring nature into her paintings. Herndon’s goal is to create works that allow viewers […]

  • Samuel Baker

    Samuel Baker grew up in Texas, and at an early age became known as the class artist.  He studied art through high school and in  college, but  upon graduation, accepted a career in banking.  Through the years however, the love of oil painting has never left him, and he has spent a great deal of […]

  • Dave LaMure Jr.

    Dave LaMure Jr. lives in Idaho where the Great Basin meets the southern cliffs of the Snake River. He has mastered his fine art with innovative techniques observing the unseen. LaMure’s creative enthusiasm is the narrative of the symbiotic relationship between his work and the way it is altered, like all living things, and the […]

  • Rick Kennington

    Rick was born and raised in West Valley City, Utah.  While growing up, he spent much time outdoors and on his grandfather's ranch in Star Valley, Wyoming. His time on the ranch is where he acquired a particular love for horses and the cowboy lifestyle.  These passions inspire many of his paintings. His artistic technique varies from [...]
  • Jean Pierre DeBernay

    Jean Pierre DeBernay enjoys painting all kinds of subject matters in watercolor and oil. He particularly favors Impressionism for inspiration. Jean Pierre was born and raised just a few miles from Monet’s studio in Normandy. His bird watercolors have been published in half a dozen calendars by Current Inc. where he was the Art Director […]

  • Sarah Merritt

    Sarah was raised on the Colorado front range constantly ogling at the landscapes around her and resolved to have a career in the outdoors. After graduating from Colorado State University with a degree in Conservation Biology and earning her wilderness EMT, Sarah found herself working as a park ranger in the summers and as ski […]