May I Introduce Kevin Macpherson?

30 Apr 2011

Santa Catalina Island by Kevin MacPherson, oil painting, 30 x 50.
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.            

Macpherson's 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 website.

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