These Women Paint!Artist directory :: These Women Paint!
Oil on canvas, 18x14. Kvdm
Favorite venues for my work are landscape, still life, florals. Things that depict the ordinary which we so quickly overlook. There is beauty all around us, we just need to open our eyes and look and look again.
These Women Paint! is a group of five women that reside in rural southwestern Michigan. We artists come together on a weekly basis to paint, critique and challenge each other with new ideas and painting information. We enjoy each other's company and dedication to the arts. Our on-line gallery displays original fine art at fair market value; it includes landscapes, florals, wildlife and abstracts in a variety of mediums.
Our members are (left to right, top to bottom): Joy Richmond, Sara Haveman, Marilyn Troutman, Jude Hardin, and Karen VanDam Michmerhuizen.
Sara Haveman has been making art since childhood. Nothing gave her greater joy than holding a brush loaded with tempura paint! After graduating from Western MI University with a B.S. in art...
| ||Since around age 5, I have dreams where I fly (yes, just like Tinker Bell!). What a marvelous experience! In these paintings, my wish is for you to experience flight, speed, energy and strength within the portrayal of these magnificent beings. Hear their calls; feel the swoosh of their wings (or legs); imagine the warming sun on you as you soar higher and glide on the wind trails.|
| ||With continual broken dirty fingernails and an horticultural degree in hand, my love for flowers has only increased since I started making them the center of my paintings. As you view my florals, I hope you can 'smell' them, 'feel' their soft, furry or shiny textures and 'hear' the wind blowing through their leaves.|
| ||Living in MI has given me a new appreciation for the magnitude and variety of landscapes in our beautiful state. With increased building and tree removals happening around me, my goal is to capture our natural scenery before it is taken over with concrete and man's 'progressive' ambitions.|
| ||Gardens and artists go hand in hand. Cultivate the garden, pick the blossoms, and get into the studio! Who needs clean windows? Paint!|