These Women Paint!Artist directory :: These Women Paint!
These Women Paint! is a group of six 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): Jude Hardin, Marilyn Troutman, Karen VanDam Michmerhuizen, Wendy Seelhoff and Sara Haveman. (Not pictured yet, Joy Richmond.)
Marilyn Troutman 's favorite mediums are oil and pastel. When creating her art, she expresses nature's beauty in landscapes, wildlife, water, portraiture and the quiet beauty of...
| ||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, my goal is to capture our natural scenery before it is taken over with concrete and man's 'progessive' ambitions.|
| ||Gardens and artists go hand in hand. Cultivate the garden, pick the blossoms, and get into the studio! Who needs clean windows? Paint!|
| ||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.|
| ||Military Personnel and Public Servants deserve our respect. Portraits are a painter's means of producing a monument to this segment of our nation. You the Audience can a make the monument as public or private as you wish depending on where you decide to display your purchase.|
BlogShow at the VanSingle Fine Arts CenterOver fifty paintings by artist Karen VanDam Michmerhuizen are currently hanging in the lobby of the VSFAC in Byron Center, Michigan. The VS is located on the campus of the Byron Center High School. Hours are noon to 5, and also during evening events. Karen works in oil with in impressionist style and often uses a palette knife to loosen up her work. Do stop in during hours from noon to 5 and when events are being held at the venue. Dates are January 14 to March 3, with a closing reception 3/3, 2-3:30.
Solo Show at the VanSingle Fine Arts Center