Meet the Plein Air Artists

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Thursday, Sept. 9 –

Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021

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Meet the Plein Air Artists in the Suffolk Plein Air Invitational 2021!

SCCA Plein Air Amelia Cheuk

Meet Plein Air Artist Amelia Cheuk!

Amelia did her studies in Los Angeles, CA under the instruction of world renowned painter, the late Larry Gluck. She relocated from L.A. to northern Virginia, where she joined the Nova Plein Air Artists and enjoys the fun and fellowship of frequently painting with all the fine painters of the group. She also cherishes the chance of being able to regularly paint at the National Gallery of Art museum, being one of few painters with a museum permit to copy directly from original master paintings.

SCCA Plein Air Karen Sallaz

Meet Plein Air Artist Karen Sallaz!

Karen has enjoyed painting since 2012 and has had the opportunity of learning and being inspired by the many talented artists in the Hampton Roads community. Her artistic goals include growth and technical skill with each new painting. She is a member of The Elizabeth River Artists, The Suffolk Art League, and The Suffolk VA Plein Air Society.
FaceBook: Karen Sallaz Artist

SCCA Plein Air Eric Thingstad

Meet Plein Air Artist Eric Thingstad!

Eric was born in Norfolk, VA. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Old Dominion University. As a Plein Air painter, he is inspired by the beauty and power of the landscape. Influenced by the impressionists’ style, he tries to capture the light and atmosphere of the natural world as an expression of color. Short impasto brush strokes are used to capture the essence of his subject rather than the details. With the use of brushwork and broken color, he creates an illusion of movement and spontaneity with emphasis on the effect of the whole scene. He works mostly in Plein Air, not copying nature but interpreting its beauty. Nothing is more rewarding to him than painting directly from nature.

Plein Air Artist Rachel Vredenburg

Meet Plein Air Artist Rachel Vredenburg!

Rachel Vredenburg is a local artist and recent graduate of Old Dominion University with a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art. Based in rural Hampton Roads, nature and music inspire many of her works.
Instagram: @rachelnicoleartwork
Facebook: Rachel Nicole 

Plein Air Artist Jenny Windsor

Meet Plein Air Artist Jenny Windsor!

Jenny was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia. She graduated from the College of William and Mary. After working for five years in Washington, D.C., she moved to Virginia Beach, began raising a family and studying art at Tidewater Community College and Old Dominion University. She has studied at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia, PA. She has been painting for more than 30 years.

Her works have been featured in numerous galleries and juried shows, selected by jurors as diverse as artist Faith Reingold, artist William Berry, curator Brooks Alexander, artist Sondra Freckelton, and Tom Armstrong, Director Emeritus of the Whitney Museum. She received awards from many jurors including Best-in-Show Award at the Mid-Atlantic Show in Norfolk, VA, selected by William Hennessey, director of the Chrysler Museum. Her works are held in more than a dozen corporate collections, including Norfolk State University, Duke University Hospital, Austin Peay State University, Central Carolina Bank, and Smithfield Foods.
Instagram: jennywindsor1