*In Grand Rapids @PureMichiganArt in Bloom features floral paintings by
five outstanding Grand Rapids area painting for auction tonight, the GRAM.*
*Art in Bloom
Friday, March 15, 2013*
Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 36
Susan Keen is an emerging artist who started painting in 2008 to pursue a
lifelong creative interest. She has participated in multiple workshops and
classes to develop her knowledge and skill. Susan is especially drawn to
elements of the landscape and offers a loose interpretation of the natural
world through her paintings. She paints from her imagination which allows
her to experiment freely with color, shape and texture.
Susan is a winner of the 2012 Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA) Billboard
Competition. Her work has been shown at Lake Effect Gallery (Holland),
Center Gallery (Glen Arbor) and Art Hop (Kalamazoo).
Roses in Red Vase
Oil on linen, 16” x 12”*
*Kathleen Kalinowski, is a dedicated plein air and studio painter working
in oil and pastel. Her contemporary impressionistic paintings, landscape
and still life, are represented by Treeline Gallery in Suttons Bay, MI and
Northseas Gallery in Charlevoix, MI.
Pansy I and Pansy II
Pastel on sanded paper, 9” x 12”*
*Marianna Heule invites viewers to share her connection to the rural
landscape. Marianna works as a full-time professional artist and attended
the Scottsdale Artist School in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is represented by
LaFontsee Gallery/Underground Studio in Grand Rapids.
Just Over the Hill
Acrylic and gloss gel, 24”x24”
Born and raised in Michigan, Beth and her family have been residents of
Holland since 1996. She is a 1987 cum laude graduate of the University of
Michigan, having earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts with concentrations in
painting, drawing and illustration. Prior to coming to Holland, Beth
painted andexhibited her work in Dallas, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona.
Beth’s favored media is acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas which allows for
the painting to continue over the edge and around the sides, adding
dimension and a surprise to the viewer. Her subject matter ranges from
floral to abstract with a focus on realism. She has been working
increasingly more with the palette knife and acrylic mediums to enhance the
movement, color and texture of her work.
The ability to demonstrate painting techniques and understand color has led
to Beth’s success in teaching classes and workshops 8 months of the year.
She often collaborates with interior designers, private parties and gallery
owners to create commissioned art that meets their imaginative expectations
and design needs. Beth currently owns her own business, Beth Charles Art,
where she is a featured artist.
A New Day
Acrylic and Pastels, 24” x 36”
Cynthia Hagedorn is an art educator, working artist and event planner
living in Zeeland. She has been teaching art for 20 years with her
education in studio art, art history and cultural art. Studio sessions are
facilitated out of Cynthiafs new private working art studio in Zeeland.
Her company, Square Peg Events, features Art Enhanced Events which comprise
of three principles; Tours with sass, (Art Mixer to Holland) Artful Dining
(Monet’s Garden, Pollock Painting Party, etc), Community on Canvas and
Public pARTys (Live Mannequins)
www.cynthiahagedorn.com or www.squarepegevents.com