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Sahar, oil on canvas board, 18 x 14"

Beauty Overhead, plein air oil, 6 x 6"

Meagan, oil on canvas, 24 x 30"

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ince Jakeb Kristiansen was young, he has always been drawn to the figure subject matter, especially portraiture. “For me it’s about capturing the subtle nuances, the small quirks we all have that make us unique,” he says. “In the last few years, I’ve branched out from focusing on people to pet and equestrian portraiture. These new subjects come with their own series of challenges, and this is where I find the most enjoyment.” Growing up with both parents being artists, Kristiansen was surrounded by volumes of inspiration. “I was always drawn to works by Alphonse Mucha and John Singer Sargent, and I think this is why I have such a passion for portraiture,” says Kristiansen. A specialist in oil paint, Kristiansen began painting after winning a scholarship to Parsons Paris in his sophomore year of college. He is currently located in and works out of Concord, New Hampshire.

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andscape artist Jill Basham says, “I am overwhelmed by the beauty of nature, in particular the atmosphere of an environment. While my home is on Chesapeake Bay, inspiration can arrive anywhere, from a bustling street in Manhattan to an isolated marsh. It’s the ‘feeling’ of the place that inspires me and I hope to translate.” When painting, Basham doesn’t have a specific set of rules and prefers to let a Jill Basham scene and her feelings for it to set the approach. “I see each painting as an experiment that is unfolding,” she says. “My initial goal can be interrupted by a new idea during the process, and I’m okay with taking a different path and veering from what might have been comfortable. It’s the safe paintings that I find less exciting. The truly moving pieces are the ones that I pushed a bit. There are stories to tell.” Basham’s work is on view in Root to Bloom: The Places Artists Call Home at Principle Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia, through December 13, and her work will be at Olmsted Plein Air Invitational in Atlanta from April 2 to 9, 2017. A full listing of gallery representation is available on her website.

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Represented by Reinert Fine Art Charleston, SC and Blowing Rock, NC www.reinertfineart.com

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