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.
Eloise began drawing as a child and later in life took up painting in watercolors. It is her passion. Her favorite subjects are wildlife, seascapes, and northern lake scenes. She will have original paintings and note cards for sale at the Art Crawl .
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.
Jane Gadbois, a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, is studying both drawing and biology. Using her education to inspire and inform her work, her subjects are both the landscape and the animals of the North which she works into paintings of life in the Midwest.
M E Fuller enjoys the ever surprising flow of imagination from media to surface while drawing or painting. Each line, each brush stroke can reveal a hidden direction. Each acrylic layer or watercolor wash can add unexpected textures and dimensions to her work. She paints in watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media and is currently developing a watercolor series, “Conflicts in Nature.” Concurrently she is creating a mixed media, graphic series, “Relationships in Love.”
She recently showed a 60-page sketchbook of prospective paintings in “Sketchorama,” at The New Bohemian Gallery in the Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd.