Southern Oregon Visual Artists - Portraits & Figures

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Click to visit Linda Abblett's artist website

Linda Abblett

  • lindaabblettwatercolors.com
  • Phone: 541.879.3030
  • Eagle Point

A student of art since childhood, my love for nature and art come together in the medium of watercolor. I am fortunate to have studied under artists Lavonne Tarbox Crone and Judy Morris, who have inspired and nurtured me, but I recognize that my abilities are gifts of the Creator, whose beautiful masterpieces could never be rivaled. I have been a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon since 2004.
Fine Artist Sue Bennett paints a variety of subjects, including homes, buildings and other architectural subjects. Visit artist Sue Bennett's website to learn more about her and the classes she teaches and see her online gallery!

Sue Bennett

Sue Bennett is a classically trained artist who paints to express beauty. "My intent is to capture the heart of the subject and I get completely caught up in it." Her paintings have been included in over 45 exhibits around the nation. She works most frequently in transparent watercolor, however she also enjoys opaque watermedia and pastel.
Photographer Adam Bickel of Central Point, Oregon captures a wide variety of subjects which include homes, buildings, cities and other architectural subjects. Click to visit Adam Bickel's Photography website and view his online image galleries.

Adam Bickel


  • www.adambickel.com
  • Phone: 541.690.6471
  • Central Point

The differences between my art and photography are night and day, like my varied interests. I’m constantly amazed by the serene beauty and magical happenings that happen in Nature. Architecture has always been an interest of mine as well. The juxtaposition of the organic with man-made is most interesting. My drawings and paintings often convey a sensual feel. I depict the beautiful nude female with a simplification of form.
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.
Artist Susan DeRosa of Jacksonville, Oregon is a classically trained artist and retired art educator who is now deovting her time to developing her art in earnest

Susan DeRosa

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  • Contemporary Artist
  • Phone: 949.338.0729
  • Studio: Jacksonville
My background in art education empha- sizes a strong foundation of classical art training, greatly influencing my artistic focus and direction. My intent is to capture, on paper or canvas, mysterious and thought provoking scenes. Nature with its moods and soft edges has always inspired me to draw and paint abstracts, landscapes or figure studies. My art is in private collections nationwide; I've exhibited in galleries and juried shows in S. California, NW Arkansas and S. Oregon.
Visit Animal Artist and Fine Art Oil Painter Lori Garfield's website to learn more and view her online art gallery! Click here

Lori Garfield


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  • Animal Artist, Fine Art Oil Painter
Lori Garfield's DNA determined that she should be an artist. She sees and feels the world around her more acutely than many, bringing an awareness of the oneness of the heartbeats on our planet. "I limit my focus to North American animals and plants. Perhaps when I create a familiar critter you'll be reminded of actions that may impact them. I hope my classical atelier training is enough to bring a smile, pause at Nature's splendor and reflect on our connected lives."
Artists Harriet Green and Martin Goldman of Backroads Studios in Ashland, Oregon are versatile creators in a variety of mediums, with subjects including animals and wildlife in a range of styles. Click to visit Backroads Studio's website

Backroads Studio

  • Harriet Greene & Martin Goldman
  • Working in many mediums & genres
  • Phone: 541.535.3116
  • 9647 Wagner Creek Road, Talent
Harriet Greene (marble sculptor, author, printmaker) & Martin Goldman (illustrator, photographer, filmmaker) make up this working studio located at 9647 Wagner Creek Road in Talent, Oregon. From Montreal/New York to Vermont, Jackson Hole, WY and Taos, NM, they bring their art to Talent: original hand-pulled prints, stone sculptures, illustrations, acrylics, photographs, posters, cartoons, books, and cards.
Artist Carla J Griffin of Grants Pass, Oregon has won numerous awards in local art shows and is presently the President of the Josephine County Artists Association.  Her art hangs at Gallery One in Grants Pass, OR and at Rogue Gallery & Art Center in Medford, OR. Visit Carla's website to learn more about the artist and view galleries of her paintings in oil, pastel and acrylic!

Carla J Griffin


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  • www.carlajgriffin.com
  • Paintings in Oil, Pastel and Acrylic
  • Phone: 541.479.7888
  • Grants Pass
Carla has won numerous awards in local art shows and is presently the President of the Josephine County Artists Association. She paints portraits in oil, landscapes and still life in oils and pastel, and abstracts in acrylic. Her art hangs at Gallery One in Grants Pass, OR and at Rogue Gallery & Art Center in Medford, OR.
Artist Christina Madden of Medford, Oregon is an oil painter who delights in the lavish use of color. From her colorful world spring paintings of houses and buildings, flowers and still lifes, portraits and figures, and landscapes, waterscapes and sescapes. Her travels provide her with a continual influx of new subjects to paint. Click here to visit her website and view her online galleries of art!

Christina Madden

  • Painting a Constant Growth
  • of Expression
  • www.christinamadden.com
  • Phone: 541.301.7560
Painting is my way of expressing an emotion or moment in time to share with others. I paint a variety of subjects in many mediums and find in each a joyful challenge; I'm currently experimenting with abstract expressionism. I show my work at the Portland Art Museum, in numerous galleries throughout Southern Oregon, and at the Saatchi Gallery in London. My father was an artist and my great, great grandfather was George Inness, an artist of the Hudson River School.
Renée McGlothlin is a gifted portrait artist who recently decided to make portrait painting her full time career. Visit her website, where you can sign up for her monthly newsletter, with a Monthly Contest to win an 8 x 10 photo-real vignette painting of the face of your choice - from your supplied photo; plus see photos of her latest work, tips, videos and a blog called 'Musings.' Click here to visit Renée's website and view her online galleries of art!

Renée McGlothlin

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  • reneemcglothlin.com
  • Phone: 541-603-5212
  • Grants Pass
Renée McGlothlin is a gifted portrait artist who recently decided to make portrait painting her full time career. Visit her website, where you can sign up for her monthly newsletter, with a Monthly Contest to win an 8 x 10 photo-real vignette painting of the face of your choice - from your supplied photo; plus see photos of her latest work, tips, videos and her blog, "Musings."
Artist Leah Fanning Mebane paints abstracts and colorful portraits in oil on canvas and murals in oil, using oil paints she creates herself from southern Oregon earth. Recently she started a company selling her natural earth paints and gets great reviews from fellow artists. Visit Leah Mebane's website to learn more and see her online gallery! Click here

Leah Fanning Mebane


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  • Portraits in Various Mediums
  • Fanning Art
  • Phone: 541.890.6533
  • Studio in Ashland, by appointment

Leah exhibits her abstract and portraiture work nationally and internationally and has been commissioned for over 400 paintings over the past 15 years. Her studio is in Ashland where she teaches painting, drawing, art marketing and making natural earth paints.
"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.
Visit Karen O'Brien's website to learn more and view her artwork!

Karen O'Brien


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  • Urban Folk
  • Grants Pass

I am an art maker, pathfinder and storyteller. I use whatever materials inspire me to begin my journey. My style is a blend of Folk and Fantasy art, a fusion of what I see everyday, dream and imagine. My paintings evolve over many layers, using paint, marks and intuition to find the quiet, soulful figures I call my Urban Folk. I am on a journey, exploring the path of intuitive art, listening to the voice within to learn, create and share what I find.
Artist Eugenia Talbott paints human and pet portraits, equine art, African big cats, polar bears and much more in oil, watercolor and graphite. Click to visit Eugenia Talbott's Talbott Studios website and see her online art galleries!

Eugenia Talbott


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  • www.talbottstudios.com
  • Phone: 541.512.1899
Eugenia Talbott's expertise includes portraits of people and animals—pets, wildlife, and especially images of horses. Ms. Talbott welcomes commissions: she would love to paint a portrait from your own photographs or live sitting—be it human, canine, feline or equine. Visit her website for more examples of her work; be sure to see the beautiful and intriguing images in the African Art section, hand painted room divider screens, and recycled/hand painted furniture.
Artist Silvia Trujillo of Ashland, Oregon specializes in plein air landscapes, with unique and original figurative paintings and portraits in oil using an impressionistic style comfortably within her repertoire. Click to visit Silvia's website to view her figurative paintings and portraits!

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.
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Southern Oregon Artists Resource

  • Art Matters! - SOAR's blog
  • Phone: 541.899.2012  
  • Mail: PO Box 914
  • Jacksonville, OR 97530
Founder Hannah West created SOAR to drive traffic to member sites, increase online visibility for our region's art community and promote its members to residents and visitors. Listings are $35/year and include syndication of your blog, posting your classes, shows and events on our online calendar and press releases at our companion blog Art Matters!. We also offer reasonably priced advertising. Let us promote YOU!