Meet a Painter

Painting involves applying paint or another medium to a surface, like a canvas, to create artwork. Learn more about painting by watching videos of the following artists and their process. 

Please note many of the web videos include transcripts.

Brian Rutenberg's Paintings | Artopia
Brian Rutenberg's Paintings | Artopia

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Widely considered one of the finest young painters working in America today, Brian Rutenberg has gained an international audience with his landscape based abstractions. The artist received his BFA...
Tonya Gregg's Paintings | Artopia
Tonya Gregg's Paintings | Artopia

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Tonya Gregg is a contemporary American artist who makes provocative paintings that comment on contemporary life and idenity. She attended the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts Gifted and...
Boyd Saunders' Prints  | Artopia
Boyd Saunders' Prints | Artopia

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Boyd Saunders is a painter, illustrator, printmaker and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art. He was born on a farm in Tennessee and his work reflects a lifelong interest in storytelling and...
Jonathan Green's Paintings | Artopia
Jonathan Green's Paintings | Artopia

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Jonathan Green was born in Gardens Corner, in the lowcountry of South Carolina. His grandparents raised him, and his grandmother first encouraged his interest in art. He studied at the Art Institute...
Education | Artopia
Education | Artopia

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Painter Jonathan Green says, "I have found that all of the subject matters in school has helped me out tremendously in becoming an artist. Reading, writing, and arithmetic. I read as much as possible...
Tools | Artopia
Tools | Artopia

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Jonathan Green shows his favorite painting tools and materials.
Studio | Artopia
Studio | Artopia

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Jonathan Green shows off his studio which is located in Naples, Florida (2003). He is also discusses his work hours, sometimes dependent on the seasons.
Themes | Artopia
Themes | Artopia

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Jonathan Green shares the series of paintings that he was working on at the time of the interview (2003).