Spotlight On: Mary  Burgess

Spotlight On: Mary Burgess

Drawing upon her experiences traveling and interest in nature, Mary Burgess expresses herself through watercolor painting. She is especially interested in the effect of light and shadow on her subjects which she photographs, and creates the paintings in her studio....
Spotlight on: Debby Neely

Spotlight on: Debby Neely

I do woodcuts because I love the strong graphic design and opportunity to make the play of positive and negative spaces a very important design element. I like to do line work and combine it with large graphic shapes. A common design element I depend on is a circle...
Spotlight on: Jani Hoberg

Spotlight on: Jani Hoberg

I am a visual learner. I relate to the world primarily in a visual-tactile sense. My work relies on direct observation, drawings and water colors. I found my place in the art rooms during middle and high school. This was where I could focus for hours and learn how to...
Spotlight on: Beth Verheyden

Spotlight on: Beth Verheyden

Believing that a painting should reflect emotion and movement, Beth tries to convey a sense that the viewer is taking part in something that’s happening at that moment. Almost like you’re walking into the painting and taking part in it. You find yourself getting...
Spotlight on: Emily Start

Spotlight on: Emily Start

Being creative has brought me much joy. Anytime I get to my art work the world just goes away. That is where I spend a lot of time and come up with new creative ideas. Raised on a farm gave me opportunity to climb trees and walk for miles by myself observing nature....
Spotlight on: Janice Johnson

Spotlight on: Janice Johnson

I have always enjoyed making things. When I was young my grandmother taught me to knit and sew. In high school I learned to use a potter’s wheel and later learned about quilting, crochet, woodworking, macrame, paper-making, weaving on a rigid heddle loom,...