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Southern Oregon Visual Artists - Plein Air

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Stefan Baumann


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  • Romantic Realism in Oil
  • www.stefanbaumann.com
  • Phone: 530.926.2230
  • Classes Every Thursday:
  • Central Art Supply Studio, Medford
Stefan Baumann, a respected artist and oil painting instructor from the Bay area, now lives in Mt. Shasta. His passionate love of nature and use of light in his artwork began in Lake Tahoe and blossomed at Stanford University. He paints, and teaches students how to paint, the beauty of the forests and rural landscapes near his home and in the Rogue Valley.
Artist Sarah F. Burns is a classical realist and plein air oil painter in Ashland, Oregon. Click to visit Sarah F. Burns' website and see her online gallery of paintings!

Sarah F. Burns


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  • Classical Realism in Oil
  • www.sarahfburns.com
  • Second Floor Studios
  • Ashland

The subject matter that I am interested in is representational. I strive to be thorough and accurate and yet catch what is fleeting and lively. The work I'm most proud of shows life as I see it: fatally flawed, but amazingly beautiful.
Whitewater rafting and traveling with husband and dogs fuels her inspiration. You can find her on a river bank, in a field, or by the edge of a marsh. Click to visit Linda Curtis' website to learn more and view her online galleries of artwork!

Linda Curtis

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  • Linda Curtis Studio
  • Shady Cove, Oregon


Whitewater rafting and traveling with husband and dogs fuels her inspiration. You can find her on a river bank, in a field, or by the edge of a marsh.

"Being out in nature allows me to study the nuances needed to convey my interpretation of the scene."
Artist Janis Lacey Ellison of Grants Pass, Oregon paints landscapes in oil and pastel. Her work is highly sought after. Click to visit Janis Ellison's website and view galleries of her beautiful artwork.

Janis Lacey Ellison

  • Plein Air Paintings in Pastel
  • www.janisellison.com
  • Phone: 541.218.9788
  • Grants Pass
Janis’s landscape paintings in oil and pastel reside in galleries in Oregon and California. Her honors include signature status in Pastel Society of West Coast, Northwest Pastel Society, Pastel Society of New Mexico and Sierra Pastel Society, and Master Pastelist status with Pastel Society of Oregon. Published in The Pastel Artists International Magazine, she has won numerous prestigious awards in regional, national and international shows. See her listing in the Teaching Artists directory.
Artist Elaine Frenett of Jacksonville, Oregon is an award winning watercolor artist whose subjects center around nature and landscapes. She frequently paints en plein air, and teaches visual art journaling. Pictured is Gnarled Silhouette, original watercolor painting by Jacksonville artist Elaine Frenett. Click to visit Elaine's website.

Elaine Frenett

This award-winning artist, trained in illustration, has been published nationally, had fine art added to museum collections, teaches private classes and leads women’s visual journal retreats. Ms. Frenett is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, The Plein Air Society of Southern Oregon, California Watercolor Association, and is a Watercolor West Juried Member.
Fine Artist Anne Brooke Hawkins is a an accomplished watercolorist in Jacksonville, Oregon whose paintings depict a range of subjects including homes, buildings and other architectural subjects. Click to visit Anne Brooke's website to learn more and see her online art gallery!

Anne Brooke Hawkins

  • Specializing in Watercolor
  • Brooke Studio Gallery
  • Phone: 541.899.3759
  • 500 W. Oak Street
  • Jacksonville, by appointment

A member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, Anne's award winning watercolors have been displayed throughout the West Coast. She has taught drawing and watercolor for 15 years, helping to develop many prize-winning artists, and recently formed Art Presence, a group promoting Jacksonville visual artists.
Artist Boni De Laire is a plein air oil painter from Medford, Oregon. Click to visit Boni De Laire's website to learn more about the artist and explore her online art galleries

Boni Dé Laire

Southern Oregon Society of Artists

Member, Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Roseburg, OR.

  • Plein Air Landscapes in Oil
  • Phone: 541.601.2945
  • Medford
Boni Dé Laire’s dream is to paint with an artist’s heart and mind to make a difference in the viewer’s heart and mind; she feels the best part of Plein Air painting is being out in nature. Boni has received many awards from local art groups, including Southern Oregon Unlimited; she exhibits her work in galleries throughout the Rogue Valley, currently showing at Art Presence and Rogue Gallery.
"Native Zoie" watercolor by Kirsten Meriwether.

Kirsten Meriwether

  • Watercolors
  • Medford
I started painting ten years ago, taking classes from other artists and attending life drawing studios. My main medium is watercolor, but I also use oil, acrylic and ink. Recently my work has been evolving into a more abstract representation of subject matter, with an emphasis on design. Living here in Southern Oregon, I am especially interested in my surroundings and all the visual variety there is for an artist here.
Artist Norm Rossignol of Medford, Oregon paints in watercolor and pastel, favoring painting outdoors en plein air. His love of painting outside has been the moving force behind the formation of more than one plein air painting group. Pictured is Mountain Home, original watercolor painting by Norm Rossignol

Norm Rossignol


Follow Norm and PASSO on Facebook Click to read the latest on Norm Rossignol's blog!Norm is the founder and director of PASSO, the Plein Air Society of Southern Oregon. PASSO is an informal group organized to promote the interest and appreciation of Plein Air Painting in Southern Oregon, and to develop our personal skills and knowledge of this method of artwork.  Click to visit PASSO's facebook page or see his listing below to email Norm for more information.Member of the Southern Oregon Society of Artists
  • Specializing in Plein Air Watercolors
  • www.normrossignolart.com
  • Phone: 541.535.2609 10AM - 9PM
Norm began painting watercolors in the early 80's; more than just pretty land- scapes, he strives to capture scenes that convey a narrative and engage the viewer on a deeper level. His paintings have sold nationally and internationally. A juried member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon and the Pastel Society of Oregon, Norm co-founded the Plein Air Society of Southern Oregon, is a member of Southern Oregon Society of Artists, and teaches watercolors, pastels and acrylics locally.
Artist Silvia Trujillo of Ashland, Oregon specializes in plein air landscapes, but also takes great pride in her beautiful pet and livestock portraits in oil. Pictured is 'Hills Aglow,' an original plein air oil painting. Click to visit Silvia's website to view her paintings of animal subjects and art works in a variety of genres!

Silvia Trujillo

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With a history in fashion design, Silvia Trujillo has 20 years experience in fine art study, painting, and teaching.  She is a master colorist; emphasizing color harmony, and works in impressionist, realist, and abstract styles. "My goal is to consistently produce paintings that are uniquely original and that express my love of nature."
Artist Billye Woodford is an oil painter in Rogue River, southern Oregon and Baja California, Mexico. Her subjects include florals and still  life paintings, as well as plein air landscapes. Click to visit Billye Woodford's website and view galleries of her paintings.

Billye Woodford

  • Plein Air Landscapes and More in Oil
  • Rogue River
"I feel such a wonderful sense of enjoyment and peace when I paint. I hope when viewers see my paintings they will come away with similar feelings of peace, as if they were actually there at the ocean or the mountains with me." Billye paints in southern Oregon during spring and summer, spending her winters south of the border in Baja California. Her travels provide a diverse wealth of subjects and opportunities to paint en plein air.
Join the Artists Workshop for plein-aire painting every Monday - Click to visit the Artists Workshop's website for the latest details or see SOAR's Art Event calendar for info on Monday paint outs! Image: Rhapsody in Blue, by Marilyn Hurst

Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon

  • Jacksonville
  • Contact: Rick Evans, Chairperson
  • Phone: 541.324.7624
The Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon is a group of over 30 Rogue Valley Artists who meet every Monday to paint at an outdoor location in nice weather and indoors to paint models in winter. We create in all media: charcoal, watercolor, oil, acrylic and pastel. We have an annual show and sale in August; 2017 marked our 33rd exhibit. Please contact Rick Evans if you are interested in participating in painting sessions or joining the Workshop.