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Artist Spotlight

Marcia Dalton

  Art medium(s): Acrylic and mixed media paintings How do you describe your art? My studio is a “lab” because I’m passionate about experimenting with texture. I try new techniques to  invite people into my creations where they can explore, not only their eyes, but with their fingertips, too. As an eco-artist, I strive to READ MORE

Adam Zins

Posted on Apr. 4, 2022 by Grace Olson

Art medium(s): I mainly work with acrylic paint and oil pastel, but also graphite and colored pencil. How do you describe your art? I would call it contemporary realism. Were you always interested in following a creative path? Yes, I have always liked art and pursued it in different mediums. What does your “day-in-the-life” as READ MORE

Misty Nagan

Misty Nagan Art medium(s): Vintage silverware How do you describe your art? Upcycling vintage silverware into wearable art, as a third generation silverware artist! Were you always interested in following in your mother and grandmother’s footsteps? Oh gosh, no, I never was interested, lol. The first time my grandmother showed me her jewelry I thought READ MORE

Jessica Dawn Engel

Rural Central Wisconsin native Jessica Dawn Engel has been focused on art from a young age. “While I may have started out as a young girl drawing in a sketchbook, my passion for art and different art mediums developed rapidly,” Engel says. “Although self-taught, my peers were quick to see my talents and I became READ MORE

Irineo Medina

UW-Oshkosh alum and Appleton artist Irineo Medina has always been interested in public art and community service. “I graduated and moved to Appleton and wasn’t sure what I was supposed to do with a Bachelor of Fine Arts,” Medina says. “So, I started knocking on doors. My first opportunity was painting the Love mural on READ MORE

Jenna Kast

Jenna Kast has been creative and artistic since childhood, and this has inevitably led to her becoming an emotion and inspiration-driven local abstract artist. “After earning my degree in Advertising and spending years working in Marketing, I began painting again as a hobby and distraction from my anxiety issues,” Kast says. “Having been a lover READ MORE

David Groenjes

Area artist David Groenjes uses his unique background in conservation and automotive repair in his current body of work to create lifelike masterpieces of animals. “Well, so it’s kind of interesting… my background is not really in art,” Groenjes says. “I have a degree in natural resource conservation and so I’ve always been interested in READ MORE

Anja Gridley

Appleton-area artist Anja Gridley credits her early childhood schooling as the impetus for her creative expression. Gridley says her home-schooling gave her the skills she needed later in life, when she embraced her creativity as a young adult. “It was really important for [my mom] to raise my siblings and I bilingual because she’s from READ MORE

Isabella Cuomo

Art is a very personal experience for 24-year-old Appleton painter Isabella Cuomo. She got her start drawing but fell in love with painting after some trial and error. “Color mixing was really hard for me because I wasn’t taught properly until I went to school,” she says. “And then all of a sudden when I READ MORE

Kurt Gunn

Folk and Americana singer/songwriter Kurt Gunn is a solo artist as well as a part of the duo Girl & The Gunn and fronts two other bands -The Kurt Gunn Band and Kurt Gunn & The Poor Town Proper. The Green Bay native, who has lived in De Pere for the last 15 years, never READ MORE