GALLERY
of Iowa
Artists’ Profiles

Current membership 2017
Biederman, Sue   712-260-1143    sbiederaman@evertek.net
Bramley, Lorie  319-550-8844  artbylorieb@gmail.com
                  Lorie has been a porcelain artist for over 35 years and is now fully embracing the art of watercolor                   painting.
Brand, Pat  319-294-1706  pbrand@aol.com
Cimaglia, Joan  319-393–6564
Cira, Laura   318-377-3570   LauraCira@gmail.com
Decker, John   563-379-1512
Dunn, Diane  ddunn2018@gmail.com
                  Diane’s photography, Pauses is about lingering to see the texture of a building, the light on a flower,                   the shadows created and the reflections of ordinary life.  Beauty can be found in any season and in                   any location.   We need more beauty in this world so she shares what she sees.  Diane is a                   photographer, poet, and flute player.
Fox, Leslie    319-536-7-0727   lesliemontgomeryFox@yahoo.com
Grodt, Dick  319-364-7694  grodtstudios@aol.com
                  Dick is a watercolorist who has won numerous awards for his paintings-most recently Best of Show                   at the Sister Kenny Art Show in Minneapolis. He’s been painting for 40 years.
Hansen, Judy   509-209-6493  artfully.judy@yahoo.com
Huebener, Kathleen  Khuebener@aol.com     www.kathleenhuebener.com
                  “Art is a journey” believes Kathleen.  Knowledge is growing in day-to-day painting, by discovering,                   sometimes accidentally, new ways to capture light, texture and depth.  Incorporating this new                   knowledge into her work makes Kathleen exclaim, “The pleasure of creating just keeps getting better                   and better!”  A daily painting regimen is the means by which an artist turns from a tyro to a virtuoso.
Hunter, Helen  319-362-4777  hhunter1957@yahoo.com      www.hunterwc.com
                 Helen is a watercolorist and has been painting for about 9 years.  She loves to paint flowers and                     landscapes,  but is always eager to try new subjects.  She has won awards at Iowa Artists and at                   Lake Placid, FL.  “Painting stretches me to do things I wouldn’t think I could do”
Ipsan-Brown, Ruth   ruthipsanbrown3@gmail.com
Jelmeland, Donna  319-462-2321  donnajelmeland@yahoo.com     
                 Donna rediscovered her childhood passion for painting in 2011.  She was encouraged by her husband                   to exercise her GOD given talent.  She especially enjoys doing portraits of people and pets in                   watercolor.  Contact her if you would like to commission a “special project.”
Jensen, Tamara  319-393-3044  tamjen9@msn.com
Kacena, Jay  319-377-7709   jaykacena7709@msn.com
Kulish Julia  319-849-1086  julskul@msn.com     www.juliakulish.blogspot.com
                  Julie has been painting for 20 years and works in oil.  “Painting is a small way to express my awe                   and gratitude to the Creator of all things beautiful.”  Julia is most interested in exploring color and the                   sinuous lines found in nature.
Lacock, Mary   319-35014027    mlacmary@gmail.com
Lowe, Peggy  319-855-8952  peggybluebird359@gmail.com
                 Peggy Lowe is a retired First Grade teacher who finally has the time to explore watercolor painting.                   She paints primarily things from the natural world and especially flowers and birds.
Lucas, Noma  319-377-5931  scpoart@yahoo.com
                 Noma paints in all mediums-watercolor, oil, pastel and acrylic.  She’s been painting for 30+ years                   and also teaches classes on Tuesdays.  “Painting is so relaxing and tests my creativity,” she says.                   Noma has won various awards in art shows and contests.  She is a signature member of Iowa                   Watercolor Society.
Mishler, Richard  319-364-8863
                 Richard has been doing art of all kinds for 62 years.  He loves the freedom that painting gives him.                   He works in all mediums.  “The awards I get are praise from my friends,” says Richard.
Moore, Dan   715-432-1983   banjobubbadad@yahoo.com
Moore, Kim     715-432-1983    kimmooreart@yahoo.com
Moore, Lisa  310-981-0123
Murray, Jean  319-393-9560  jean@jeansportaits.com
Peterson,  Robert  319-364-6859  1million@mediacombb.net
Peyton, Elaine  319-350-4595  eppeyton@aol.com      www.artisticexpressions-peyton.com
                 Elaine is mainly a realistic painter who works in several mediums- oil, watercolor, colored pencil, ink                   and pastel.  She teaches art to all ages in her studio (Artistic Expressions).  She enjoys                   experimenting with new approaches to art.
Rattner, Diane  319-294-1382  hdrattner@mchsi.com
                 Diane is an artist and calligrapher for Catfucius Creations.  Her love of cats serves her well in                   expressing the moods and thoughts of our creative felines, as she knows well.  “Happy are those who                   enter the world of felines.”
Read, Pamela  319-848-3204
Richards, Dale  319-396-4815  
                 After retirement he began sketching, doing pencil drawings.  He joined Creative Artists in 2002.                   Since then I have been encouraged to try various medium, primarily acrylic paints.  I started Art at                   Acme where a group of artists meets monthly to share ideas and skills while working on creative                   projects from wood-burning to painting and coloring.
Roby-Birkett, Pat   319-365-9273   prairie.impressions@gmail.com
Rogers, Martha   319-432-2134   marthacedarrapids@gmail.com
Russell, Steve   319-269-3450   srussell53@indytel.com
Sharp, Pat  319-373-5139  gsharp61@gmail.com
                 Pat’s style of watercolor reflects her love of nature and commitment to bring enjoyment to others                   through nature’s color and content.    She has won awards from Iowa Artists.
Shelton, Vickie  319-389-7121    www.vickie.shelton@medicombb.net                    
                 Vickie has been painting all her life.  She paints in watercolor and “forgets her troubles and gets lost                   in art.”  A southern gal, she has won awards in Georgia.
Spaight, Bettie  319-365-8974
                 Elizabeth caligraphs quotations, greeting cards, envelopes, announcements, initials  and full-color                      illustrations.   Custom designs.
Thompson, Sherie   319-389-8908   sthompson@constpub.com
                 Sherie was a graphic artist and Art Director for 35 years.  Her journey has her from realism to                   abstract, with style she calls,  “Perfectly Imperfect”  She enjoys the use of acrylic paint and various                   products and mediums.  There are no rules and no boundaries  when in her art studio.  Her journey is                   just getting started.
Wieland, Kipp   319-202-3259   wielandcreative@gmail.com
Wild, Carol  319-378-1601  carolwild36@gmail.com
                 Carol is a retired art teacher, lives and works in Robins, Iowa where she has an art gallery on their                    acreage.  She works in a variety of media, including watercolor, acrylic, ink, sculpture, photography,                   various craft media and cards.  Her home business Is called  CARA-LINE.
Williams, Pat  319-395-7405  pat.williams1010@gmail.com