Southern Oregon Visual Artists - Oil Painters

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Art 4 Joy Art School & Event Center


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  • www.art4joycp.com
  • Kim Samitore
  • Phone: 541.951.9026
  • 425 Oak Street - Central Point
We offer classes weekly for pre-k through adult, host wine and paint classes for adults regularly, private parties such as birthdays, bridal showers, anniversaries, work retreats, fundraisers, etc. We partner with local schools to increase art exposure to youth in the community. Senior classes also available. Our studio provides all the supplies for oil painting and cleans up the mess for a reasonable rate!
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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.
Animal and wildlife artist Linda Cruz is a fine artist working primarily in acrylic, oil and graphite. She is available to paint custom portraits of pets and domestic animals and offers original paintings and prints of her wildlife paintings from her site at Fine Art America. Linda is a member of the Southern Oregon Society of Artists and Wind River Valley Artists Guild in Wyoming.

Linda Cruz Art


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  • Linda Cruz
  • White City, Oregon
Animal and wildlife artist Linda Cruz is a fine artist working primarily in acrylic, oil and graphite. She is available to paint custom portraits of pets and domestic animals, and offers original paintings and prints of her wildlife paintings from her site at Fine Art America. Linda is a member of the Southern Oregon Society of Artists and Wind River Valley Artists Guild in Wyoming.

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."
An award-winning oil painter, Dana focuses completely on animals, capturing their serious and silly side in a whimsical manner. Dana donates 10% of her gross sales to local animal charities and also donates artwork to help animal rescue groups across the country with fundraising efforts. Click to visit Dana's website

Dana Feagin

  • Contemporary Animal Art in Oil
  • See my work at:
  • Art & Soul Gallery, Ashland

An award-winning oil painter, Dana focuses completely on animals, capturing their serious and silly side in a whimsical manner. Dana donates 10% of her gross sales to local animal charities and also donates artwork to help animal rescue groups across the country with fundraising efforts.

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."
Visit Katharine Gracey's website to learn more and see her online gallery! Click here

Katharine Gracey

  • Creative Realism in Oil, Acrylic &      Watercolor
  • www.katharinegracey.com
  • Phone: 541.326.7945
  • Jacksonville
Inspired by French and Italian countrysides and her Southern Oregon surroundings, Katharine’s art is filled with sun-drenched colors that create charming, elegant and whimsical landscapes and vignettes. After earning her art degree from the University of Wisconsin, she pursued painting as her main focus, specializing in watercolor, acrylic and oils. Katharine continues to explore themes from whimsical to creative realism.
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 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.
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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  • 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.
Artist Eugenia Talbott paints 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 Eva Thiemann of Jacksonville (the Applegate Valley), Oregon paints grizzlies and Alaskan brown bears against abstract Alaskan landscapes, as in this original oil painting, 'Alaska Bear River.'

Eva Thiemann

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  • Paintings in Oil
  • See my work at:
  • Art Presence Art Center
I have a degree from the Academie of Art and a Biology degree from the University of Riga, Latvia. My sculptures in bronze are in private collections in Latvia, Germany and England. When I came to Alaska from Latvia in 1997 I was overwhelmed by its beauty; I was able to observe Alaska's magnificent brown bears and painting them with Alaska scenery became my passion. In 2003 I came to Applegate, Oregon. My paintings are exhibited in Ashland, Medford and Jacksonville galleries.
Hills Aglow, original oil painting by Ashland artist Silvia Trujillo

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.She paints a variety of subjects, with a particular love for plein air landscapes. Click to visit Billye Woodford's website.

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!