Check out my Pinterest boards to see art I really love & what inspires me.

These are some of my favorite artists (not all) - I've tried to categorize these at least somewhat. These artists are all painting in a realist style:

Portraits and Still Life Artists

Plein Air and Landscape Artists

Religious Artists

  • Jeffrey Hein - a top notch portrait and LDS religious artist. He paints only from life, no photos.. and it shows.
  • Rose Datoc Dall - love her work, such color and drawing mastery
  • Walter Rane - A well known and top notch LDS artist.

Figurative Realist Artists

  • Steve Huston - perhaps the best figurative artist working today
  • Mary Qian - she and I were at BYU together, Mary is from China and is just amazing.
  • Zhaoming Wu

Fantasy / Sci-fi Illustrators

Other Good Sites

Favorite Past Artists

  • Albrecht Dürer
  • Rembrandt
  • Carravagio
  • Ingres
  • Velazquez
  • Peter Paul Rubens
  • William Bouguereau
  • Edgar Degas
  • Carl Bloch
  • John S. Sargent
  • John Waterhouse
  • Harvey Dunn
  • N.C. Wyeth
  • Alphonse Mucha
  • Winslow Homer
  • Mead Schaeffer
  • Tom Lovell
  • Norman Rockwell
  • Harry Anderson