Category: mixed media


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The artwork showcased at the iMAGiNETHAT Art Studio ranges from abstract paper sculptures, charcoal drawings and original prints and collages to more realistic compositions of feathers, leaves and dragonflies.

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There are original prints and mixed media that represent the more tech savvy personality. These compositions are created from segments of computer hardware and have titles that captures the essence of  the materials and/or process of which they are created from, for example; Netscape and Etched In Time.DSC_0106

If you love bears, I have some wonderful greeting cards, coasters, photographs and photographic books of  Kodiak bear cubs.

 

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To learn more about the 2017 Northwoods Art Tour and view the tour map to find my studio (#12 on the tour map) , go to the following link:  www.northwoodsarttour.com

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There is no question that I enjoy experimenting with new materials when creating my artwork, the image above is just one small sample of the result from my adventures through experimentation.

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My ability to experiment in a creative fashion is demonstrated in how I’ve chosen to display some of my artwork.  I discovered that this fishnet reflects my nautical themed studio setting , as well as serving a fun and functional way to display my smaller original prints.

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A few new items this year include sun catchers created from handmade lampworked beads, funky stick fish with names like Sushi  Sue and Wall-eye Sam.  There are also some functional fishy’s titled Shell-Shocked (which will reflect your inner beauty) when gazed into while hanging on your wall.

To learn more about the 2017 Northwoods Art Tour  and/or find the guided map tour go to the following link: http://www.northwoodsarttour.com

 

 

 

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My wonderful daughter has been a line therapist working with autistic children for the past six years.  In honor of her work and those families and friends touched by autism, I’ve created a new series titled ” Leap Of Faith” which is inspired by my daughters dedication and love for children with autism. These images are as framed collages and  greeting cards at the iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio (#12 on the brochure tour map) during the 2017 Northwoods Art Tour on July 28th,29th and 30th. The gallery /studio hours are 10:00am- 5:00 pm.  Go to the following link to learn more about all the wonderful artist participating in the tour this year.  www.northwoodsarttour.com

 

DSC_9527 charcoal drawing titled Munsey

The drawing of Munsey had taken me about a solid 24 hours of time from start to finish.  Of course I didn’t sit down for 24 hours and draw the composition all at one time.  I spent about a month working on this drawing, while I worked on other bear related collages.

I used multiple photographs of Munsey in order to get the lighting and perspective of the bear captured correctly.  The fur coat was drawn three different layers because it needed to capture the muscle tone, the bears under coat as well as his wispier top coat.

This wasn’t an easy draw and I had to constantly remind myself that I could accomplish this task if I persevered!  So, I was was very pleased with the end result!

Once I had drawn out the basic outline of the bear in pencil,  I used powered charcoal, feathers, a sham, various types of erasers to draw the this composition.  I had the most fun drawing the fur coat because it lends itself to be more abstract.

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If your interested in viewing Munsey this Summer, please stop in at the    iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio during the NORTHWOODS ART TOUR on July 28th, 29th and 30th.  My gallery is #12 on the tour map this year.   To learn more about the NORTHWOODS ART TOUR go to the following link;  www.northwoodsarttour.com

 

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I’ve been working with this material for many years but it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I discovered it had the potential to be used as a piece of artwork and not just a collagraph plate.  As a collagraph plate the cork board is wonderful because it conforms under the pressure of the printing presses polished steal rollers.  So I’m excited to see what new discoveries I’ll make utilizing this material in the future.

If your interested in seeing the finished artwork, stop in at “iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio on July 28,29 and 30th and October 6, 7 and 8th! Go to the following link to learn more about the 2017 NORTHWOODS ART TOUR    www.northwoodsarttour.com

iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio is listed as  #12 on the 2017 NORTHWOODS ART TOUR brochure.

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The public is invited to journey through the colorful north woods  and stop in at the many art studios and art gallery’s along the way.

Here’s a little peek at some of the new items I have at the iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio (listed as #14 on the art studio tour map).

 

The dragonfly themed photography and artwork are offered as 5 x 7 and 8 x 10 prints as well as a  greeting cards and coasters.

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Leap of Faith is a series of artwork created to honor those families that have a child with autism.  The Leap of Faith series was inspired by my daughter who is a line a therapist for autistic children.  The artwork in this series is sold as originals, reproduction prints, coasters, a deck of playing cards, greeting cards and as a journal (lined pages).

To learn more about the northwoods art tour go the the following link: northwoodsarttour.com

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SURVIVORS is a new series of artwork inspired by three orphaned Kodiak bear cubs.  The artwork is offered as photographic prints, greeting cards, a deck of playing cards, journals, coasters and photographic books.

My wonderful daughter has been a line therapist working with autistic children for the past five years.  In honor of her work and those families and friends touched by autism, I’ve created a new series of artwork inspired by daughters dedication and love for children with autism.  The title of this series is “Leap of Faith”.  There are seven collages in this series but I will continue to create more artwork based on this theme.  The images will also be sold as greeting cards.

I’d like to invite everyone to come explore the north woods and  tour  32 of the finest north woods art studio’s this Summer and Fall.  The 2016 NORTHWOODS ART TOUR is held on July 29th, 30th, 31st and October 7th,8th and 9th.   The “iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio and is located at 1843 Bayer Lake Road, Arbor Vitae, WI.  Traveling  on Hwy 51, it’s five miles north of  Woodruff, turn west on Airport Road.  The studio is 1.2 miles north of Lakeland Airport,  just off of North Farming Road, it’s the first driveway on Bayer Lake Road.

To obtain a map and  learn more about all the art studio’s participating in the 2016 NORTHWOODS ART TOUR go to the following link.  northwoodsarttour.com

Here’s a little preview  of what to expect when you visit my art studio.

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The public is invited to attend the 18th Annual Student Art Exhibit sponsored by the student body at UW-Marshfield/WoodCounty.  The art exhibit runs from April 11th- May 15th,2016.  Gallery  450 Hour  Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Gallery 450 serves as a teaching gallery with the UW-M/WC art students and the community, continuously using the current display for study.  It also serves as a place for professional artists from Central Wisconsin and beyond to showcase their artwork while sharing their expertise

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