THE ART OF PAINTING

Jeff Renner

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 Damm

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 Soucek

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.

Meadow Hightshoe (Student Artist)

Meadow, age 10, has loved art since she can remember. She paints with acrylics and watercolor and likes painting on canvas. Meadow prefers to use soft brushes as well as waterier paints. She enjoys painting landscapes and abstracts, mostly because she can be more creative. Meadow is excited for other people to see her art!

Taren Saccoman – TESAC Creations

Taren has been involved in art since she could hold a crayon. Growing up in Minneapolis and with two artist parents, it surrounded her in everyday life. Plans to become an art teacher changed into a field of horticulture and landscape design. Now that she is partially retired in Ideal Corners, she is finding the time to try all of the different art projects and some market gardening that she could only think about. She has branched out into many mediums.

Public and private mosaic work, alcohol ink, greeting cards, painted pvc garden posts, greeting signs, painted rocks, sewing, macrame, textile weaving and recently added “dirt shirts” are some of her current interests. Outdoor art is important to Taren and she researches and applies techniques that will hold up the best in Minnesota weather. Taren also offers classes for mosaic and alcohol inks in her home studio.

Taren loves to use bright colors in her work and continues to create pieces that stand out and attract attention. She has been commissioned to create or build many things, from a woodtick costume for a 4-wheeler club to a fireplace hearth for a home in St Paul. Her creativity has no limit.

Sue & Ross Cornelison

Sue Cornelison is a children’s book illustrator, illustrating many books for children for over two decades. Along with painting and drawing, recently she has rediscovered her love for clay and uses a whimsical approach to her sculptures as well as utilitarian pieces.

She and her husband, Ross, collaborated on creating pull toys this past ‘covid’ year. She designed and painted and he did all the woodworking. Sue also likes to spin wool and creates felt hats and hand bags. Sue and Ross are new to selling their creations but have enjoyed attending the Art Crawl for many years. They have a seasonal cabin and spend their summers in Hackensack MN.

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