Returning Home: Rural Landscapes | Artists’ Opening Reception
June 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Featuring the impressionistic photography and handmade art frames of Tin Cat Studio & the watercolor landscape paintings of Deborah Stull-Kinsley.
Tin Cat Studio is comprised of husband and wife team Randy and Lisa, who live amongst the corn and hayfields outside of Luck, WI, along with 7 cats and 4 dogs. May through October they can be found in their summer home—a white tent set up at juried fine art shows throughout the region including Uptown, Edina, and Stockholm.
Randy’s photographic interests include old barns, trees, rusty cars, abandoned farms, and windmills. Lisa captures nature’s beauty through macro-photography; she finds the tiny details in the world around us fascinating and a source of joy: great beauty found in a little space.
Their style can be described as impressionistic photography. Handmade custom frames encase most of their current body of work. Reclaimed barn wood, metal, and found objects make up these pieces, creating individual and unique pieces of art. Find more information on their website.
Deborah Stull-Kinsley is a watercolor artist inspired by the energy, light, and shadows found in the landscapes around her. A dedicated lifelong learner, she has taken a variety of art classes—from drawing as a child to completing educational courses in acrylic painting, pottery, loom weaving, and fiber arts. Several years ago, she spent a weekend playing with color in a watercolor class at the Art Colony in Grand Marais, Minnesota, and has been hooked on this medium ever since! In wonderful support of her art adventures, Deborah’s husband Paul now frames all her paintings. One of their favorite activities is to take road trips and follow the “blue roads”—those lesser-traveled, winding roads that may hold surprising finds or spectacular vistas. Deborah’s paintings often reflect these natural scenes—from the farms, prairies, and open spaces in this region, to the beautiful landscapes of the Northwoods. www.wildriverarts.com