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Interview with Justin Kellner

PRESERVED! Artist Interview Series There’s something timeless about Justin Kneller’s paintings. They are reminiscent of childhood, in some way, meandering through an expansive, quiet wood. Much of the canvas features nothing but colors scraped across its surface, imparting upon you a tangible mood of venturing deep into...

Interview with Michael Pfleghaar

PRESERVED! Artist Interview Series It’s a comfortable evening at Maas Family Nature Preserve. In addition to a group of volunteers tasked with clearing a new trail, there are several Preserved! artists scattered throughout the prairie, trying to capture the last bloom of lupine flowers in the golden...

Interview with Kathy Mohl

PRESERVED! Artist Interview Series Kathy Mohl is standing beneath a grove of black cherry trees at Maas Family Nature Preserve and the late afternoon sun filters through the fluttering leaves and gnarled branches. The piece she is working on is a plein-air painting, full of warm browns...

Interview with Sally Jenks

PRESERVED! Artist Interview Series On a tree-lined street decorated with colorful gardens sits a blue house with a big bay window. The old home has been restored to a timeless elegance thanks to the hard work of the artist who lives there. Sally Jenks may be known...

Interview with Randi Ford

PRESERVED! Artist Interview Series Art was always nearby for Randi Ford. “Originally, when I was growing up, I was into the musical arts.” she says. “My grandma was a painter, and my father was an architect and product designer, so I had some artistic background. But it...

Interview with Jeff Blumberg

PRESERVED! Artist Interview Series Jeff is a tall man with a long ponytail and more than one silver earring adornment. He looks like a former engineer, who fell in love with photography and bartends in his spare time, which is good, because that’s exactly what he is. It...

Water Lilies

The following post is from Preserved! artist Susan Rose. You can see more of her work on her website at susanmrosefineart.com. Learn more about the Preserved! art program and purchase tickets to the Grand Rapids gallery opening here. As one of the artists for the Land Conservancy...

The Power of Place

The following post is from Preserved! artist Kathy Mohl. The post was originally posted at kathymohl.fineartstudioonline.com where you can see more of her work. Learn more about the Preserved! art program and purchase tickets to the Grand Rapids gallery opening here. Can our surroundings boost our mood? A trip...

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