|Thomas Jefferson Kitts "Finishing Touches, Big Sur"|
Thomas Jefferson Kitts is a contemporary artist based in Portland, Oregon. He studied at the Kansas City Art Institute in Missouri before returning home to the Pacific Northwest. Kitts has won many awards for his accomplished plein air painting. His work is in numerous collections, and he is also a popular teacher, leading many plein air (painting from nature) trips all around the world for adventurous art students. Kitts painted this beautiful image of one of his students on such a trip at Big Sur in California. You can just feel that satisfied and tired end-of-a-good-painting-day feeling the artist is experiencing, as she is bathed in the beautiful light of the golden hour.
Kitts' website can be seen here.