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Artist of The Month

Cheri Allen poses with a “signature” painting.

Bringing beauty into homes is Cheri Allen’s goal LaVerne Kyriss Cheri Allen’s creative bent showed up early. She was designing rooms as a five year old, pushing her bed around to create different arrangements. It really took off in fifth grade when she won an art contest for her drawing entry at St. Thomas Aquinas…

Artist of the Month

Marilynn Davis pauses in her studio surrounded by tools and partially created works.

Marilynn Davis – Visual Storyteller LaVerne Kyriss The pieces (mostly in pencil, chalk, watercolor and mixed media) by Marilynn Davis tell stories. “I mostly draw people. The settings and mediums vary, but each piece tells a story.” Just look at any of the pieces hanging on the walls of her SaddleBrooke home and the viewer…

Artist of the Month

Terese Butler, Pam Gappa and Candy Armstrong with a few of their fused glass creations; photo by LaVerne Kyriss

LaVerne Kyriss They call us the Glass Ladies, explained Candy Armstrong in introducing her artistic collaborators and business partners, Terese Butler and Pam Gappa. Armstrong and Butler met in Sacramento, California, where they both lived. They became friends and eventually took a fused glass class. Both were so intrigued by the results, in 2006 they…

Artist of the Month

Jacqueline Cohen with her painting “Hibiscus.” Photo by D. Weinenger.

Jacqueline Cohen I hope that I do not appear too presumptuous to retain my final column for myself. With this in mind, I would like to thank all the gifted artists I have interviewed, with whom I have gained friendships and learned so much. Four words have been instrumental to any success I might have…

Artist Of The Month

Loraine Stillman paintings Eternal Bond, Cactus Study and woven throw; photo by J. Cohen

Jacqueline Cohen Painter, printmaker, sculptor and weaver, Loraine Stillman is a master of diverse art mediums, distinctive styles and stunning creations. The eldest child of Willard and Ann Polski, Loraine was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and raised in the St. Louis Park area. She remembers during harsh winters skating on their backyard manmade ice rink…

Artist of The Month

Kathy Borchert’s painting, Wild Poppies, textiles blouse and scarf. Photo by J. Cohen

Jacqueline Cohen Often talent runs in families. For Kathy Borchert this belief holds true within her close-knit family of gifted artists. With an aunt who is a recognized painter and an adored cousin who teaches junior college art and is a master watercolorist, Kathy’s creativity was encouraged from an early age. Born in Humboldt, Tennessee,…

Artist of the Month: Vicki Cunningham

Vicki Cunningham’s mixed media, No Bull At Sunset; photo By J. Cohen and V. Cunningham

Vicki Cunningham Jacqueline Cohen Vicki Cunningham faces life’s challenges with undaunted spiritual strength and optimism. So, too, does her masterfully created artwork bristle with introspective stories and undeniable sophistication. The only child to Mardelle and Art Hoppe, Vicki was born in Tacoma, Washington, and raised in nearby Lakewood. Growing up, Vicki developed a life-long passion…

Artist of the Month: Harry Huizinga

Harry Huizinga’s color pencil Mountain Lion; photo by J. Cohen.

Jacqueline Cohen To see like an artist is a powerful talent. Artists look with the same camera-type eyes as the rest of us but often process images differently. Artists see leaves and also patterns, lights, shadows, spaces and more. Harry Huizinga has spent years learning to see like an artist and interpreting what he sees…

Artist of the Month – Bill Breman

Bill Brennan photos: Ride ’em Cowgirl, Pink Tricho and Beautiful Bouquet; photo by J. Cohen.

Jacqueline Cohen From its earliest beginnings photographs have exposed our world, from its minute molecules to its cosmic splendor. Whether film or digital, black and white or vivid color, photographs record history, provoke emotion, peak imagination and connect us in ways no other art form can. Photographer Bill Brennan knows well the impact a single…

Artist of the Month: Mick Desmarais’

Mick Desmarais’ painting Untitled; photo by J. Cohen

Jacqueline Cohen Sometimes you enter a home and are awestruck by its décor, detail and artwork. And you know the person who lives there not only has an eye for beauty, but knows how to create it. Mick Desmarais is such a person. You can see it in the furniture he has built, the cabinetry…