“Portersville Bay II,” Brad Robertson

“Portersville Bay II,” Brad Robertson

Brad Robertson: “My trademark is texture and bold color combinations. My two main compositions are the landscape and portal. And red paint—every piece has it somewhere.” bradrobertson.com

Your Summer of Art

Your Summer of Art

Next time you’re thinking about booking a flight to LaGuardia, why not try one of these less well-known artistic hot spots instead?

A New Way to Learn

A New Way to Learn

From intuitive and abstract painting to technical drawing and more traditional painting instruction, the online art world is open to everyone. All you need is a computer, an Internet connection and, like everything else in art, dedication.

Curating a Life

Curating a Life

Evan Garza has found his niche in the art world. Four years ago, he co-founded the first artist residency exclusively for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (LGBTQ) artists on New York’s Fire Island.

Peter Kephart’s ‘Erratic With Lyrical String Clouds’

Peter Kephart’s ‘Erratic With Lyrical String Clouds’

“Firepainter” Peter Kephart gleans inspiration from the rugged surroundings of his West Virginia home, combining the elements of fire, water, earth and wind to create abstract, organic landscapes. Collectors can find his work at galleries throughout the United States. See more in ABN’s Winter 2013 “On Our Radar” feature.

Mary Johnston’s ‘Sunrise Over Water’

Mary Johnston’s ‘Sunrise Over Water’

Modernist artist Mary Johnston blends oil paints to create a soft sense of serenity. Inspired by expansive views of Lake Superior, Johnston’s diffused atmospheres and landscapes were well-received at Artexpo New York and shows throughout the Midwest. See more in ABN’s Winter 2013 “On Our Radar” feature.

Deborah Paswaters’ ‘Elevation II’

Deborah Paswaters’ ‘Elevation II’

We’re fascinated by Deborah Paswaters’ abstract figure paintings, which are often accompanied by “living model sculptures” at shows and exhibitions. Combining color, light, poetry and performance, her work has received acclaim from both private collectors and art exhibitors. See more in ABN’s Winter 2013 “On Our Radar” feature.

Vivien Zhang’s ‘Folded Stencil (Generosity)’

Vivien Zhang’s ‘Folded Stencil (Generosity)’

We can’t take our eyes off Vivien Zhang’s graphic oil paintings, which transcend the canvas with an expert articulation of depth. Zhang, who was awarded the Artist Residency at Cité Internationale des Arts, will receive her master’s degree in fine arts from the Royal College of Art in 2014. See more in ABN’s Winter 2013 […]

Wayne Mok’s ‘Headstrong #7′

Wayne Mok’s ‘Headstrong #7′

Wayne Mok’s abstract acrylic paintings caught the eye of London’s Saatchi Gallery, which recently featured his work in the emerging artists exhibit “Burning Bright.” His expert use of color and space and the sense of longing that permeates his work are fascinating. See more in ABN’s Winter 2013 “On Our Radar” feature.

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi’s “Of fear and sorrows”

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi’s “Of fear and sorrows”

Iranian-American artist Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi fuses vibrant watercolor strokes with paradoxical illustrations and a minute attention to detail. Ilchi’s busy year included exhibitions at Scope Art Fair in Basel, Switzerland, and New York, as well as nominations for several Washington, D.C.-area awards. See more in ABN’s Winter 2013 “On Our Radar” feature.