Watercolor Artist’s 2016 Ones to Watch | Emerging Artists to Know!

Meet the emerging artists who have caught the attention of today’s top instructors and exhibition jurors throughout the year. The artists chosen as our 2016 “Ones to Watch” obviously treasure their work, and the various ways in which they channel that passion are what make this annual feature so celebratory.

In the December 2016 issue of Watercolor Artist, these artists share their thoughts about the impact for which they strive, the power of a single color, the emotional tax of being committed to a painting (for better or worse), embracing their weakness and—maybe most essentially—having a Plan B. Order your copy of the issue here, or find it on newsstands beginning October 18.

Below we present some of their paintings that didn’t make it into the printed edition of the magazine. Enjoy!

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Congratulations to the 2016 Ones to Watch!

INGRID E. ALBRECHT

Chicago, IL  |  ingridsartoriginals.com

Here’s Lookin’ at You, Kid | up and coming artists

Here’s Lookin’ at You, Kid

Under the Twisted Canopy 1 | up and coming artists

Under the Twisted Canopy 1

 

KIE JOHNSON

Watkinsville, GA  |  kiejohnson.com

The Crossing by Kie Johnson | up and coming artists

The Crossing

Fragile—Handle With Care by Kie Johnson | up and coming artists

Fragile—Handle With Care

 

KATHY SIMON-MCDONALD

Bradenton, FL  |  kathysimon-mcdonald.com

Tulips in Crystal by Kathy Simon-McDonald | up and coming artists

Tulips in Crystal

Magnificent Macaroons by Kathy Simon-McDonald | up and coming artists

Magnificent Macaroons

 

DAN KNEPPER

Jackson Center, OH  |  danknepperart.weebly.com

Corinne by Dan Knepper | up and coming artists

Corinne

Water Under the Bridge by Dan Knepper | up and coming artists

Water Under the Bridge

 

KAREN KNUTSON

Eden Prairie, MN  |  karenknutson.com

Promise Granted by Karen Knutson | up and coming artists

Promise Granted

The Highest Power #2 by Karen Knutson | up and coming artists

The Highest Power #2

 

JOHN KEEPAX

Coral Gables, FL  |  facebook.com/keepaxwatercolor

Owl’s Head Harbor by John Keepax | up and coming artists

Owl’s Head Harbor

Under the Eiffel Tower by John Keepax | up and coming artists

Under the Eiffel Tower

 

SIDRA KALUSZKA

Christiansburg, VA  |  facebook.com/sidrak.art

Parasols by Sidra Kaluszka | up and coming artists

Parasols

Uncommonplace Wild Cherry & Snail Shell by Sidra Kaluszka | up and coming artists

Uncommonplace Wild Cherry & Snail Shell

 

MIKE HENRY

Port Huron, MI  |  bit.ly/mike-henry

Winter Bonfire by Mike Henry | up and coming artists

Winter Bonfire

River by Mike Henry | up and coming artists

River

 

CASON RANKIN

Asheville, NC  |  casonrankin.com

In the Mist of Yesterday’s Dreams by Cason Rankin | up and coming artists

In the Mist of Yesterday’s Dreams

Golden Fog of Tuesday Afternoon by Cason Rankin | up and coming artists

Golden Fog of Tuesday Afternoon

 

ANNE HIGHTOWER-PATTERSON

Leesville, SC  |  annehightower-patterson.com

Hope for the Homeless by Anne Hightower-Patterson | up and coming artists

Hope for the Homeless

… And Another Thing by Cason Rankin | up and coming artists

… And Another Thing

 

 

View the work of previous Ones to Watch artists here!

 

 

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