THE ART OF PAINTING
Connie began painting at a very early age when she discovered an open can of “Chinese Red” enamel paint and a paint brush conveniently left unattended beside a neighbors house. The big red spot on that white siding was outstanding! That was in 1938 and she is still painting on almost anything that doesn’t move.
Jeff Renner’s original paintings are acrylic. He uses reference photos of wildlife. He claims his specialty are songbirds, but Jeff also paints whitetail deer, upland game, sporting dogs, loons, wolves, moose, fox, etc. He does his own framing and uses some very unique frames with his artwork.
Myra has been involved in art most of her life. She attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. In the early years she worked primarily in oils, taught classes in the northern suburbs and later opened her own Studio for nine years. Switching to Acrylics a few years ago she has been doing more exploring with the various types of acrylics and mediums doing more abstract and collages. She began painting on different surfaces, including purses and shoes a few years ago, and has enjoyed that art form, bringing to life gently used purses with color and designs. Myra has shown her work in the Minneapolis area in various galleries, in the Hackensack area at the Casino show, Artisans Mall in Walker, Wild Hare in Bemidji, Working Artist Gallery, The Pine River Art Show, and Arts Off 84.
Wolffworks Studios – Marsha & Gary Wolff
Marsha and Gary Wolff own WolffWorks Studio, north of Nevis, where they turn out all sorts of fun stuff. Gary is a potter and a painter and Marsha is a mosaic artist and a jeweler. Marsha spends most days breaking dishes, which she highly recommends to others.
Tom has been influenced by the north woods of Minnesota. He spends a lot of time along the North Shore of Lake Superior, hiking, skiing and enjoying the beauty of the area.
After high school he went to Bemidji State and graduated in 1976 with a degree in art and social studies. He’s done art shows for over 30 years in MN, WI, IA, and the Dakotas. He works only in watercolors – landscapes of the north woods and a number of barn scenes from central MN. Most of what he creates are miniatures, smaller than 8 x 10.
Maverick J. Schott (Student Artist)
Maverick Schott and been mixing and blending colors since he was just 3 years old. He started taking watercolor lessons from his neighbor friend, Eloise Ryan, when he was seven. He has taken her techniques and made them his own while creating his beautiful watercolor and ceramic pieces. Although he enjoys painting just about anything, he prefers painting wildlife.
He is using the money from the sales of his prints, greeting cards, and ceramic pieces to contribute to his college fund.
When Maverick is not painting, he is busy creating things from the recycling bin, hunting and fishing, or riding his bike. You can follow Maverick on Facebook at The Schott Family’s Shanty Boutique.