|Santa Catalina Island by Kevin Macpherson, oil painting, 30 x 50.
Kevin Macpherson: Weekend With the Masters Instructor
Kevin Macpherson is one of the country's leading plein air
painters and is highly respected among collectors and fellow artists alike.
Past president of the Plein-Air Painters of America, Macpherson is a popular
instructor,guest lecturer, and art juror throughout the country and abroad. His
painting workshops are highly attended, often selling out years in advance.
Macpherson is sought after as an art judge, curator, and speaker around the
country, and his clear, concise teaching method has inspired and directed
thousands of plein air painters.
Macpherson's work is nationally recognized and collected and
has attracted the attention of major art collectors, including Roy Rose, the
grand-nephew of acclaimed California plein air painter Guy Rose. The artist has
won numerous national awards, including so many in national Oil Painters of
America competitions that he is the first artist in the organization to be
elevated from Signature Member status to that of Master Signature Member.
Macpherson excels in his ability to paint all subject matter: landscape, still
life, and figurative works. Using spontaneous brushwork and candid color, the
artist's work reveals his interpretive and creative virtuosity. He easily
manipulates the elements of an artist's "visual toolbox" to capture
the mood of his subject, whether it be the dramatic light of Southern France,
the rugged beauty of the California coast, or the brilliance of dappled light
through a floral still life.
work has been featured in many national magazines, including Art of the West,
Art Talk, U. S. Art, Wildlife Art and has graced the covers of Southwest Art,
American Artist, International Artist, and The Artist's Magazine. He is also a
contributing editor to Southwest Art and author of "The Artist's Voice,
2000." In addition to numerous gallery exhibitions, Macpherson has shown
with several museums throughout the country. He is the author of Landscape
Painting Inside & Out (North Light Books, Cincinnati, Ohio) andReflections
on a Pond: A Visual Journal (Studio Escondido Books, Taos, New Mexico), and his
popular instructional book, Fill Your Oil Paintings with Light and Color, now
in its ninth printing, has been translated into the Chinese language and has
quickly become a bestseller for publisher North Light Books.
Macpherson makes his home in the mountains of
Taos, New Mexico, merging his influences from years in Arizona with his
childhood memories of New Jersey. Bitten with wanderlust, the artist and his
wife Wanda can be seen anywhere in the world painting en plein air. He is
represented by Redfern Gallery, in Laguna Beach, California, and Studio
Escondido, in Taos, New Mexico. For more information on Macpherson, visit his
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