Painter Jane Varda returns for the 2021 Spring Art Tour, June 4-6

Painter Jane Varda returns for the 2021 Spring Art Tour, June 4-6

Painter Jane Varda returns for the 2021 Spring Art Tour, June 4-6

Welcome Jane Varda back to the Spring Art Tour in 2021: Her 14th year!

That’s right, Varda has been with the Tour since it’s inception, in 2006. She writes: In addition to painting landscape outside, I work in my Town of Berry studio from photo-references and sketches, primarily in either oils or pastels. I also like painting still-life, choosing ordinary objects that relate to my daily world, but which transcend convention to become idiosyncratic in paint.

Jane Varda, artist with work
Jane Varda's oil painting, this painting of her artist's tools/medium was a demo painting

Jane Varda’s studio will be open for the Spring Art Tour!

She writes:I will set up a still-life, and be painting in oils and/or pastels throughout the 3-day tour. Find out more information about the artist, her work, and more at her Spring Art Tour Artist page!

Jane Varda, painting of fields and barn
Jane Varda's 'Amber Waves' oil
Jane Varda, Geometry and Blue Mounds, oil

Painter, Karen Watson-Newlin returns for the 2021 Spring Art Tour

Painter, Karen Watson-Newlin returns for the 2021 Spring Art Tour

Painter, Karen Watson-Newlin returns for the 2021 Spring Art Tour

Welcome back Karen Watson-Newlin to her 5th Spring Art Tour!

She writes: After a year of Covid-19 and all 2020 shows cancelled, I am excited to share new works with the public and see reactions to the ideas I have spent months developing

For the Tour, June 4-6, Watson-Newlin will be showing at Rimrock Farm Barn (3975 Moe Rd, Mount Horeb, WI 53572) with Jessica Curning-Kuenzi, Christine Echtner, Aileen Musa, and Sue Schuetz. That’s right, ONE stop, FIVE artists!

Karen Watson-Newlin at her booth
Karen Watson-Newlin's 'Summer Blessings', acrylic

Karen Watson-Newlin’s Summer Blessings from her Prairie series, acrylic

Full-time Painter for past 10 years

Since retiring from teaching art in 2011, painting is my fulltime occupation. Currently, represented by Woodland Gallery in Stoughton, WI and Décor in Madison, WI, I have work in corporate and private collections in the United States and abroad, including American Girl, Asperius Hospital, Epic Systems Corporation, Northwestern Mutual Insurance, Sauk Prairie Healthcare Clinic and others.

See a preview of Karen Watson-Newlin’s work,…

…get information about the artist, her work, and more at her Spring Art Tour Artist page!

Karen Watson-Newlin, 'Regal Display', acrylic
Karen Watson-Newlin, 'Waiting,' acrylic
Karen Watson-Newlin, 'Look to the Sky', acrylic
Pamela Ruschman returns to the Driftless Area and joins the Tour for 2021

Pamela Ruschman returns to the Driftless Area and joins the Tour for 2021

Pamela Ruschman returns to the Driftless Area and joins the Tour for 2021

Please welcome painter Pamela Ruschman to the Spring Art Tour for 2021!

Pamela is best known for her bold and vibrant oil portraits of barnyard animals including cows, roosters and sheep. Collectors say her paintings capture the personality of these furry and feathered friends.

Portrait of artist Pamela Ruschman
Pamela Ruschman, 'Shadowlands' oil on linen

Shadowlands, Pamela Ruschman, oil on linen

Though Ruschman grew up here in the Driftless,

she’s only recently returned to the area, so we are thrilled to have her back and that she is on the Tour for 2021! On her blog she writes:

Green County (WI) is where I was born and raised. After more than 30 years living in the Milwaukee area, our family decided to move back to the Driftless Region of Wisconsin. Even though I have traveled back and forth countless times over these 30 years, it’s as if I’m seeing an old friend again. Now is my time to explore and rediscover the land that is home. See a preview, get tour information and more at Pamela’s Spring Art Tour Artist page!

Pamela Ruschman, 'Daybreak' oil
Pamela Ruschman, 'Buffalo Baby' oil
Pamela Ruschman, 'ValleyView' oil
Painter Rick Ross is back for 2021, his 3rd Spring Art Tour

Painter Rick Ross is back for 2021, his 3rd Spring Art Tour

Painter Rick Ross is back for 2021, his 3rd Spring Art Tour

Please welcome back Rick Ross to the Spring Art Tour for 2021!

Oil & Cold Wax master painter Rick Ross writes: Nature is my subject matter, whether literally interpreted through landscapes and still life or abstractly represented by the textures and depth of oil and cold wax medium. Like the evolution of my life experiences, I love to explore and imagine the journey of objects and am inspired by history, age, and patina.

Artist Rick Ross, at work
Rick Ross Cold Wax abstract landscape with hay bales

See Rick Ross’s work

during this year’s Spring Art Tour, June 4-6. HI work sells out fast, so this is a rare opportunity to see his new work in person! Meanwhile, see a preview, get tour information and more at his Spring Art Tour Artist page!

Oil and Cold Wax by Rick Ross
Rick Ross, Oil and Cold Wax 'Meandering in a Fog'
Rick Ross 'Shore' painting
Aileen Musa joins us for her first Spring Art Tour in 2021

Aileen Musa joins us for her first Spring Art Tour in 2021

Aileen Musa joins us for her first Spring Art Tour in 2021

Please welcome Aileen Musa to her first Spring Art Tour!

Musa writes on her site aileenmusaimages:
I was inspired to hand paint my photos by a hand painted black and white image of an English garden, by Wallace Nutting. It was a wedding gift to my grandparents in the early 1920’s. This image, my inspiration, now hangs in my home.

Photograph of Aileen Musa, artist
Aileen Musa: hand-colored and painted photograph

See Aileen Musa’s work

during this year’s Spring Art Tour, June 4-6. Meanwhile, see a preview, get tour information and more at her Spring Art Tour Artist page!

Scarves by Brenda Kraemer
Aileen Musa: hand-colored photograph, 'Reclaimed'
Aileen Musa, Sunflower, handcolored photograph
Susan Mendenhall joins the Spring Art Tour for 2021

Susan Mendenhall joins the Spring Art Tour for 2021

Susan Mendenhall joins the Spring Art Tour for 2021

Please welcome Susan Mendenhall (and JazzArt) to her first Spring Art Tour!

My artist name is Jazz and my artwork is known as JazzArt.

JazzArt is about simplicity – simple lines, simple patterns, simple colors, simple subjects – all to create a simple elegance. What brushstrokes bring whimsy and delight? What designs invite intrigue? What colors are the storytellers? JazzArt takes the ordinary and makes it extraordinary.

Susan Mendenhall, painter in her studio

See Susan Mendenhall’s JazzArt

during this year’s Spring Art Tour, June 4-6. Meanwhile, see a preview, get tour information and more at her Spring Art Tour Artist page!

Susan Mendenhall, 'Rooftops', watercolor
Susan Mendenhall, RecentWorks, watercolor
Susan Mendenhall 'Little Houses' Watercolor