In the Studio with Allison Malafronte

In the Studio: Thomas Kegler

by Allison Malafronte

Thomas Kegler lives in Western New York near Niagara Falls and is known for his powerful paintings that capture the spirit and grandeur of the region’s sublime beauty. A participant with the Hudson River Fellowship for ten years, Kegler has walked in the footsteps of such nineteenth-century Hudson River School luminaries as... More »

In the Studio: Scott Noel

by Allison Malafronte

"Strangely, perceptual painting’s real concern now is to explore the space where our experience argues with those normative standards of photographic truth." ~ Scott Noel 

In the Philadelphia art community, Scott Noel’s name is synonymous with both a historic academy and a contemporary school of thought. As a dedicated... More »

In the Studio: Maggie Siner

by Allison Malafronte

Perceptual painting has gained popularity in recent years, but Maggie Siner has been approaching her art with this philosophy for well over three decades. A believer that painting is a matter of visual perception—"For me, there is no real difference between sea or sky, stones or flowers…there are colors and shapes"—Siner finds... More »

In the Studios: John C. Traynor

by Allison Malafronte

Over the forty-four years that John C. Traynor has been painting, he has watched the art world transition in ways that few traditional painters could have anticipated. This native New Jerseyian was plein air painting well before it was a trend; traveled and trekked the world in search of simple beauty with nary a social-media... More »