George Shipperley

Several years ago I came upon a statement by a famous artist that reminded me so much about myself.  “I foresee it and yet I hardly ever carry it out as I foresee it.  It transforms itself by the actual paint.  I don’t in fact know very often what the paint will do, and it does […]

Julie Briede Ibar

Sunlight, which illuminates, casts shadows, and sets a mood captures my attention. Movement and rituals of birds and animals fascinate me. Details and textures of habitats and settings add to my desire to record and depict a moment in time. In my paintings I try to capture that moment and essence, which will never be […]

Rodger Bechtold

The Midwest is close to my heart; after all, it’s the place where I’ve lived all my life. The heartland of this country possesses such uncomplicated and straightforward beauty. This simplicity of the these ever changing vistas resonates with me the way music does. Beginning a painting from the initial inspiration is one thing, but […]