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Watercolor Artists

Kathy Glasnap has captured many Wisconsin barns and their surrounding landscapes using a more traditional form of watercolor painting. Born in Appleton, Kathy is a self-taught watercolorist whose career as a professional artist dates to 1972 when she moved to the Milwaukee area. She lives today in Door County and, in the Spring of 1996, opened her new cottage gallery in a wooded area along County Highway A near Fish Creek. The National Wildlife Federation, The Humane Society, Father Nature Cards, and Artistic Greetings regularly commission her work. Learn more about Kathy and see examples of her work at: www.glasnapgallery.com

A relative newcomer to professional painting, Elkhorn artist, Cynthia Lentz is getting more public attention for her work. A native of Spooner, much of Lentz’s work reflects childhood memories and preserving historical landmarks that often give way to subdivisions and shopping malls. Armed with a digital camera, she delights in photographing scenery, lighthouses, historical homes, and rustic barns, preserving the scenes for future paintings. “I try to capture the old barns that are falling apart and old buildings because they will be gone someday.”

 With little formal training, Lentz’s talent is a gift as well as a personal expression of pleasure in the joy of her surroundings. Her work is currently on display at the People’s Bank in Elkhorn.

Steven Kozar has been capturing images of traditional Wisconsin farmsteads for many years in amazing "photographic quality" detail. While born in Illinois, he developed a love for the rolling Wisconsin landscapes at a young age. After high school he began working as a construction worker taking apart old barns. After a year and a half of physical work on barns, he was asked to make a pencil drawing of the barn framework as a guide to re-build the structure elsewhere. Now living in McFarland, his portfolio includes a wide variety of Wisconsin barns. To see examples of his work, purchase his artwork and learn more about Steven, check out his website at: www.stevenkozar.com

Photographic Manipulations

Tom Crozier of Middleton offers barn theme photography prints and note cards. Tom starts with pictures of various Wisconsin barns and then enhances the photo using graphics software to get the desired effect. The images are then printed as giclee prints and greeting cards. To see examples of his work and places orders visit: www.midwest-expressions.com

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