My current favorites are Dale Chihuly, for his installation thinking, Chuck Close, I love the photorealism transferred into patterns of colors, Joseph Cornell, for his thougth provoking connections, and a new one I've stumbled on, Eric Anderson - who does very realistic sculptures wrapped in mystery.
From: Judith Decker [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Mon 4/26/2004 6:31 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Post your "passion" artist
Dear Art Educators,
I am curious to see if we can come up with a long list
of artists we are "passionate" about. I am afraid mine
changes daily....I have so many on my site already and
IAD that I am passionate about.