There are more great artists around the earth and in our neighborhoods than ever before. The Internet has broadened their reach and their impacts in ways never before dreamed.
I set aside time each day to study them, flipping though books, magazines, search engines and social media, their work inspiring and challenging me. If I’m not careful, they can also intimidate and discourage me. But even knowing my shortcomings, their power draws me forward, and ultimately is a testimony to the potential in each of us.
Today I highlight four of my favorites artists, my artistic heroes. These are successful contemporaries (yes, Rockwell was a contemporary of mine) whose efforts have been validated by their decades-long successes. Their images always arrest my attention; they uplift and challenge me. I hope they do the same for you.