Judy Crissey

Judy Crissey

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Windows

Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 30 (in)

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Breakthrough

Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 24 (in) x2

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Day

Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 40 (in)

Judy Crissey

American
Practices in Kansas City

Process driven work is an ongoing theme for Judy Crissey. Her art is a trip not with the ending in mind but with twists, turns and surprises as she communicates with the canvas along the way. Her 14 year long teaching work with children at Kansas City’s Nelson Gallery of Art continued this theme and helped change the thinking from product to process for numerous young artists. It’s no surprise that Judy’s work is not representational but abstraction. The active and expressive mixed media creations communicate a range of emotionally driven experiences in images that often careen from dark hued canvases that come from a stormy place to brightly colored happy creations. Her influences include the Kansas City Art Institute where she studied for many years, Tucson teacher Josh Goldberg and Phillomene Bennett of Kansas City. Crissey’s work in juried shows and exhibitions and the honors awarded there for daring to push the limits pay tribute to her process driven inspiration.

Melanie Nolker

Melanie Nolker

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Blue Dogwood

Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36 (in)

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Birch Dominoes

Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36 (in)

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Como Retreat

Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36 (in)

Melanie Nolker

American
Practices in Leawood, KS

After thirteen years as a program coordinator for St. Michael’s Day School, with a specialty in Special Education, and having raised three children, I started creating art in my middle years. One Christmas, my husband bought me a book called ‘Watercolor for the Artistically Undiscovered’. It was printed on watercolor paper and had a palette of paints built in at the base of the book. It took several months and much coaxing to open it and begin painting, but since that first day, I have lived and looked at life differently. The colors are brighter, the contrasts deeper and my joy is greater. I began working with a palette knife and oils in 2004 with a great teacher named Milisa Valliere. Through the years, I have studied with many teachers in the Kansas City and Lawrence areas and have attended many workshops brought to our area by nationally renowned artists and teachers.

Cher Ulrich

Cher Ulrich

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Jolan

Oil on Canvas, 24 x 24 (in)

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Purple Haze

Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30 (in)

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Paulie

Oil on Canvas, 24 x 24 (in)

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Sunny Dee

Oil on Canvas, 24 x 36 (in)

Cher Ulrich

American
Practices in Louisburg, Kansas

Cher Ulrich grew up on the rolling hills near Santa Barbara California nurturing her love of nature. This continues to show in her work to this day. Her perennial interest in making greeting cards for friends & family led to an interest in painting from the feedback that her cards looked like small paintings. She has been pursuing oil painting since 2000, graduating from the University of Kansas in 2009 with a BFA. Cher is always looking for the emotional connection in her choice of subject matter. An important aspect of her work is to give a different perspective of the world surrounding the viewer whether it be with portraits, natural subjects or abstracts.

Yvonne Mora

Yvonne Mora

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Woman in Red

Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 24 (in)

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Resting Corner

Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 24 (in)

Yvonne Mora

Peruvian
Practices in Lima, Peru

Quick Facts:

Born in Lima, Peru

Yvonne Mora was born in Lima, Peru, in 1959. She graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in 1985 and has held a very active career since.
She considers herself an expressionist painter with a strong influence from the masters, Cezanne, Picasso, Van Gogh and Sorolla. A very secure brushstroke and a rigorous composition characterize her expressionism. Her painting is full of color, light and life, according to her. Yvonne Mora has always been known for her independence.
She had to struggle during art school because of her originality. Subsequently, she had a hard time with local dealers because of her singular style. But well deserved recognition did not take long to arrive. As soon as art dealers from the United States and Japan began to pay attention to her work, she was in hot demand.
Mora claims that her travelling to Japan and the USA has enriched her painting with universal elements that allow her to transcend the barriers of a regional expression.

Waltraud von Schwarzbek

Waltraud von Schwarzbek

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Tulips in Greek Urn

Oil on Board, 24 x 18 (in)

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St. Lucia Garden

Oil on Canvas, 30 x 40 (in)

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NY Memories

Oil on Canvas, 36 x 48 (in)

Waltraud von Schwarzbek

Born in Bavaria
Practices in Prairie Village, KS

Waltraud was born into a family of artists among the mountain forests and fairy-tale castles of Bavaria. There she developed an eye for beauty and a deep appreciation of fine art from an early age. She went on to graduate from the National Academy of Art in Munich, where she honed her technique in the traditions of realism and impressionism.
A great variety of subjects have been captured in Waltraud’s paintings during the course of her career. Her years an illustrator for Columbia Pictures, United Artists, and Warner Brothers applied her skills to a wide range of images. Later, her series of oil paintings of endangered species helped support the Wild Life Fund through the donation of their copyrights. Subjects of her portraiture have included opera stars Placido Domingo and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa as well as U.S. Presidents Truman, Kennedy, and Carter. In 1997, former president Carter was delighted to sign her portrait of him depicted in a Native American headdress.
Waltraud is perhaps best noted for her floral works in oil on panel, often compared to those of old masters such as Rachel Ruysch and Jan van Huysum. Her floral paintings have been published for over seven years and a color plate appeared in the 1997 North Light Book’s “The Best of Flower Paintings”. Also, The Bradford Exchange has featured her work on a series of limited edition porcelain plates.