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Member Artists: Western United States

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Pam Flanders   
Happy Valley, Oregon, USA

Pam Flanders is an award winning painter who resides in Portland, OR.  Her works are inspired by her natural surroundings from the ocean to mountains and valleys.  A Midwest native, Pam grew up in a rural setting with sensitivity for the natural world. Her love of drawing lead to travel and painting en plein air as evidenced in her variety of landscape subjects. Workshops with contemporary masters have influenced her present expressive style.  Pam loves painting in late afternoon when warm light and long shadows fill the landscape.  These many and varied studies done on site are the color notes used for larger studio works. 

Pam’s oils have been juried into national and regional shows and can be found in corporate and private collections.  She is a member of Alla Prima International, Oil Painters of America, Plein Air Painters of Oregon, among others.

Painting by Pam Flanders

"Evening Gold"
9x12in, Oil

Painting by Pam Flanders

"Quiet Solitude"
9x12in, Oil

Alan Flattmann   
Covington, Louisiana, USA

“In Flattmann’s art, everything evolves from an emotional reaction to the subject. He wants people to sense the excitement he has about the imagery that appears in his mind’s eye long before he commits paint to canvas or pastel to paper”.
  --Alan Flattmann’s French Quarter Impressions, by John R. Kemp

Alan Flattmann was born in New Orleans and studied art in the historic French Quarter.  In honor of the publication of the above book, the mayor declared September 28, 2002, as Alan Flattmann Day in New Orleans.

Flattmann was inducted into the Pastel Society of America Hall of Fame in 2006 and is a PSA Mastel Pastelist. Among his many credits, he also received an American Artist Art Masters Award in 1996, authored The Art of Pastel Painting (1987, revised in 2007) and his work is featured in the book, The Poetic Realism of Alan Flattmann (1980).

Painting by Alan Flattmann

"Tujague's at Night"
22x32in, Pastel on granular board

Painting by Alan Flattmann

"Napoleon House Bar"
34x48in, Pastel on granular board

Kathleen Frank   
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Raised in lush and lavish Marin County, California; married into the high plains of New Mexico; a full career spent in the forested hill country of Pennsylvania; my paintings have spanned the nation.  Back in the matchless light of old Santa Fe, I am again pursuing images of the American West.

An art teacher, woodcarver, print maker and now, painter, my paintings are landscapes festooned with abundant, burning, red-orange and farms as a favored subject. I am in constant pursuit of the patterns of planning and the unplanned patterns of nature.

Painting by Kathleen Frank

"Split Field of the Five Mile Loop"
25x25in, Oil on board

Painting by Kathleen Frank

"Hidden wash"
32x32in, Oil on canvas

Debra J. Groesser
Ralston, Nebraska, USA

Debra J. Groesser was born in England and has resided in Ralston Nebraska since 1970. Deb has had a great love of art since early childhood. She earned her BFA degree in painting in 1978.

Although Deb works in several media and paints a variety of subjects, her favorite is plein air landscape painting in oil. Deb is fascinated with the play of light, shadow and atmosphere in her subjects and strives to capture mood and emotion in her work.

Deb has won many awards and has participated in juried and invitational shows across the country, including Chicago, Seattle, Taos, Evergreen Colorado and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art in Montgomery Alabama. Deb is a professional signature member of the National Academy of Professional Plein Air Painters, an associate member of Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society and American Women Artists. Her artwork hangs in numerous private and corporate collections locally and nationally.

Painting by Debra Groesser

"Harbor Afternoon"
24x30in, Oil on linen

Painting by Debra Groesser

"Morning Light - Angles sur l'Anglin"
8x10in, Oil on linen

Darrell Hill  
Kamuela, Hawaii, USA

Darrell Hill lives in Kamuela, on the big island of Hawaii. He paints with oil, both in his home studio and plein air. Darrell has both studied and taught life drawing, painting and illustration through the College of the Sequoias, University of the Nations and numerous workshops. He is the past president of the Holualoa Foundations for Art and Culture. He was the vice president of a major publishing company for over 18 years. He is a member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, founding member of the Hawaii Plein Air Painters, Oil Painters of America, Landscape Artists International, and Plein Air Painters of Hawaii. He is and has been featured several magazines -  Hawaii Style, No Kaoi Maui, Elle, Island Dining and others.

Darrell is currently working on a number of commissioned and special show paintings, and his original oils are being shown at the Lahaina Galleries Inc., Hawaii, Newport Beach, San Francisco, Bend and Maui.

Painting by Darrell Hill

"Psalm of the Sea"
12x12in, Oil on canvas

Painting by Darrell Hill

"Tropical Essence"
48x72in, Oil on canvas ( three panels)

Lisa Joyce Hill
Roseburg, Oregon, USA

As a young girl, I was introduced to the work of the French and American Impressionists. Their use of color and "ordinary life" subject matter interested me and coincided with my love of poetry. The idea of capturing a moment in time was moving to me, as I have always been a hopelessly sentimental person. However, I am not only drawn to the sentiment of a moment or place, but the artistic freedom that the impressionistic interpretation of it provides me as an artist. In my landscapes, I seek to capture the initial impression of the scene, trying to avoid details that I feel are not necessary in expressing it.

I have been a painter in the Pacific Northwest for over 30 years. This diverse region provides unlimited resources for inspiration. I have worked in a variety of mediums, with the square format as my primary choice for landscapes.

Painting by Lisa Joyce-Hill

"Quiet Distance"
48x48in, Acrylic on canvas

Painting by Lisa Joyce Hill

36x36in, Acrylic on canvas

Rose Hohenberger   
Houston, Texas, USA

Rose is an award-winning painter who makes her home in Houston, Texas. Her work has its genesis in field studies and photographs from the nearby Gulf Coast as well as her plein air paintings from across the U.S. and abroad. In each painting, she strives to present a space that is both accessible and beguiling to the viewer.

Rose’s work has been juried into national and regional shows such as Arts for the Parks top 100 and 200, Oil Painters of America, and Women Artists of the West. Her paintings hang in corporate board rooms, hospitals, and private collections.

She is a member of Alla Prima International, Oil Painters of America, Outdoor Painters Society, Women in the Visual and Literary Arts, Houston Civic Arts Association, and the newly formed Houston Art Gals (HAGs).

Painting by Rose Hohenberger

48x54in, Oil on canvas

Painting by Rose Hohenberger

"Hard Livin' "
48x48in, Oil on canvas

Jean Levert Hood   
Brackettville, Texas, USA

I paint with bold, clean strokes, thick with rich, sometimes surprising, colors that express what I see and feel when painting. My hope is that in the end I have engaged the emotions of those who look at my work. I begin long before I pick up my brushes using design and composition principles to outline the work. I then paint with abandon and joy. The resulting work shows my personal application of impressionism with a minimalist quality.

Often inspiration comes from what I see walking on my ranch on the historically rich, brushy edge of the Texas Hill Country. Here daily, I encounter constant contrasts and variety in texture and color - the dichotomy of harmony and discord; lushness and barrenness; serenity and energy.

My challenge is to show the complexity of creation by painting intimate, personal portraits of nature. Whether choosing a landscape or still life, close observation reveals the ordinary as extraordinary.

Painting by Jean Levert Hood

"Spanish Dagger"
12x9in, Oil

Painting by Jean Levert Hood

"Big Oak and Bluebonnets"
12x9in, Oil

Julie Houck   
Paia, Hawaii, USA

 “I am primarily interested in the transmission of light in my paintings.”

Julie studied with classical realist painters Ted Seth Jacobs and Anthony Ryder whose teaching instilled the principles of light, color and form relationships based on direct observation of nature.

Exhibited extensively in Hawaii, Julie’s work is part of the permanent collections of the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Hawaii State Art Museum. She was one of the featured artists at the commemorative “Artists of Hawaii” exhibit at the Honolulu Academy of Art in 2000 and has been juried into Art Maui seven times.

A recipient of a Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Acquisition Award, as well as many exhibition prizes for painting, Julie is a Signature Member of the Plein Air Painters of Hawaii and teaches plein air painting on Maui and in France.

Painting by Julie Houcke

"Les Alpilles, Aprés-midi"
12x16in, Oil on Linen


Painting by Julie Houcke

"Les Péniches 'a Beaucaire"
9x12in, Oil on Linen


Scott Jeffs
Portland, Oregon, USA

I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah where I spent my summer vacations in the Utah mountains sketching and painting the scenery surrounding my grandparent's cabin. After graduating from high school I lived in Japan. I moved to Portland, Oregon in 1977 and graduated from Marylhurst College with a Bachelors degree in Art and a minor in Japanese. I have been employed at Oregon Health & Science University as a graphic designer and illustrator since 1983.

In 1999, after more than 2 decades of working in pencil, I took a trip to South Africa where I was overwhelmed by the landscape and atmospheric lighting. Upon my return home, I immediately began working in pastel. It was a career-changing experience. I strive for simplicity of composition in my pastel landscapes where I use a limited color palette, along with light and tonal value, to create mood and reflection.

Painting by Scott Jeffs

"August Evening"
7x10in, Pastel on paper

Painting by Scott Jeffs

"Wetlands II"
8x13in, Pastel on paper



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