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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…

Artist of the Month: Fred Flanagan

Fred Flanagan with Sunlight through the Trees and Autumn Leaves; photo by J. Cohen.

Jacqueline Cohen Self-defined as an eclectic artist, Fred Flanagan confesses he sometimes lies awake at night thinking about an image he wants to create or a technique or medium he wants to learn. Born in Blandburg, Pennsylvania, Fred’s father, also Fred, an Army career serviceman, mother Margaret and younger brother Francis, moved constantly. Before beginning…

Artist of the Month – March 2015

Gretchen Bierbaum and collage titled Tucson; photo by John Howard Sprenkle.

Gretchen Bierbaum Jacqueline Cohen If you ask Gretchen Bierbaum, she will tell you she is not an artist but an administrator and educator. Be that as it may, Gretchen has mastered the fine art of collage and has played an active role in changing this misunderstood medium from that of a craft to its rightful…

Artist of the Month – February 2015

Barbara Cox with her painting, Navajo Princess

Barbara Cox Jacqueline Cohen Against a large bedroom window amid cherished treasures sits a small, dark wooden table. Its surface is adorned with a blue towel colorfully smudged with numerous pastels atop, an artist spotlight clamped to its side and a desktop easel that supports both a photo and exquisite unfinished image of a Cape…

Artist of the Month – November 2014

Artist of the Month, Elena Willets

SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild’s Artist of the Month is Elena Willets. A SaddleBrooke resident since 2003, Willets has been studying art since early childhood. Since her father was an artist, her parents encouraged her to draw and paint in whatever medium she wanted to explore. Willets says, “I had an early interest in drawing and…