Watercolor Artist’s Ones to Watch |10 Up-and-Coming Artists to Know

“Freedom lies in being bold,” said American poet Robert Frost. Yet the artists we selected as this year’s Ones to Watch prove that just as boldness comes from letting go, so it can result from restraint. Indeed, these individuals exemplify audacity in their work, whether it’s by exaggerating or simplifying. We celebrate their efforts—and how they’ve unleashed the freedom that comes with taking one’s passion to extremes—in the December 2014 issue of Watercolor Artist.

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And view additional paintings by the up-and-coming artists in this online-exclusive gallery below.

 

K.W. Bell

Haslett, Michigan
http://kwbellart.com

Calligraffiti series: Which Way? (acrylic on canvas, 36x36) by K.W. Bell | up-and-coming artists

Calligraffiti series: Which Way? (acrylic on canvas, 36×36) by K.W. Bell

 

Whatever (watercolor and gouache on paper, 30x22) by K.W. Bell | up-and-coming artists

Whatever (watercolor and gouache on paper, 30×22) by K.W. Bell

 

 

Lori Pitten Jenkins

Melbourne, Florida
www.loripittenjenkins.com

A Decided Fate (watercolor on paper, 18x27) by Lori Pitten Jenkins | up-and-coming artists

A Decided Fate (watercolor on paper, 18×27) by Lori Pitten Jenkins

 

Prawns on Prongs (watercolor on paper, 24x19) by Lori Pitten Jenkins | up-and-coming artists

Prawns on Prongs (watercolor on paper, 24×19) by Lori Pitten Jenkins

 

Alexis Lavine

Greensboro, North Carolina
http://alexislavineartist.com

Low Tide (watercolor on paper) by Alexis Lavine | up-and-coming artists

Low Tide (watercolor on paper) by Alexis Lavine

 

Red Hat Ladies Order Etouffe at the Food Truck (watercolor on paper) by Alexis Lavine | up-and-coming artists

Red Hat Ladies Order Etouffe at the Food Truck (watercolor on paper) by Alexis Lavine

 

 

Jordan Lively

Radford, Virginia
www.jordanlively.com

The Sun On My Face (watercolor on paper, 22x15) by Jordan Lively | up-and-coming artists

The Sun On My Face (watercolor on paper, 22×15) by Jordan Lively

 

Waiting (watercolor on paper, 22x15) by Jordan Lively | up-and-coming artists

Waiting (watercolor on paper, 22×15) by Jordan Lively

 

 

Sandra MacDiarmid

San Jose, California

Bloodline (acrylic mixed media on paper, 22x22) by Sandra MacDiarmid | up-and-coming artists

Bloodline (acrylic mixed media on paper, 22×22) by Sandra MacDiarmid

 

VITA (acrylic mixed media on paper, 22x23) by Sandra MacDiarmid | up-and-coming artists

VITA (acrylic mixed media on paper, 22×23) by Sandra MacDiarmid

 

 

Kitty Burri Schachter

North Palm Beach, Florida
http://kittyburrischachter.com

Early Morning Set (watercolor on YUPO, 15x25) by Kitty Burri Schachter | up-and-coming artists

Early Morning Set (watercolor on YUPO, 15×25) by Kitty Burri Schachter

 

Riders or Bikers (watercolor and acrylic matte medium on paper, 10½x13½) by Kitty Burri Schachter | up-and-coming artists

Riders or Bikers (watercolor and acrylic matte medium on paper, 10½x13½) by Kitty Burri Schachter

 

 

Maureen McProud Wheeler

Claremont, California
www.wheelerarchitects.com

Voluptuous (watercolor collage on paper, 28x16) by Maureen McProud Wheeler | up-and-coming artists

Voluptuous (watercolor collage on paper, 28×16) by Maureen McProud Wheeler

 

Wine Time (watercolor collage on paper, 21x14) by Maureen McProud Wheeler | up-and-coming artists

Wine Time (watercolor collage on paper, 21×14) by Maureen McProud Wheeler

 

Jarrod Wilson

Galax, Virginia
www.jarrodwilsonfineart.com

 

Fairest of Them All (watercolor on paper, 22x30) by Jarrod Wilson | up-and-coming artists

Fairest of Them All (watercolor on paper, 22×30) by Jarrod Wilson

 

 

Last of the Brood (watercolor on paper, 22x30) by Jarrod Wilson | up-and-coming artists

Last of the Brood (watercolor on paper, 22×30) by Jarrod Wilson

 

Cole Wolford

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
www.colewolford.com

 

Operation Party (watercolor on paper, 48x36) by Cole Wolford | up-and-coming artists

Operation Party (watercolor on paper, 48×36) by Cole Wolford

 

 

ottica innocenti (watercolor on paper, 22x30) by Cole Wolford | up-and-coming artists

ottica innocenti (watercolor on paper, 22×30) by Cole Wolford

 

Xiaochang Zhang

San Ramon, California

Brother (watercolor on paper, 29x43) by Xiaochang Zhang | up-and-coming artists

Brother (watercolor on paper, 29×43) by Xiaochang Zhang

 

Starbucks (watercolor on paper, 28x28) Xiaochang Zhang | up-and-coming artists

Starbucks (watercolor on paper, 28×28) Xiaochang Zhang

 

 

 

Read more about the 2014 Ones to Watch artists in the December 2014 issue of Watercolor Artist, available now in our online shop and on newsstands October 21.

 

View the work of other previous Ones to Watch here!

 

 


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