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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
Julie Raasch returns to the Spring Art Tour for 2021

Julie Raasch returns to the Spring Art Tour for 2021

Julie Raasch returns to the Spring Art Tour for 2021

Please welcome back Julie Raasch to her 9th Spring Art Tour!

Raasch is an experienced Metalsmith and Photographer and will be showing in her garage this year on the tour.
She writes about her jewelry: My jewelry is as diverse and individual as people are. The pieces I make are meant to be worn and enjoyed. And her Photography: I study and observe nature and enjoy looking closely. To take it apart and look at individual items in nature…. Iā€™m always trying to push my vision and can often be seen toting my camera wherever I go, always ready when the next photographic opportunity or subject presents itself.

Artist, Julie Raasch at work in her studio
Julie Raasch, Pendant, Maligano Jasper Copper
Photographer Julie Raasch'  bee on flower

See Julie Raasch’s beautiful photography as well as her accomplished metalsmith 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!

Jewelry by Julie Raasch, 'Soar' mixed metal, objects
Julie Raasch, Janesville Gardens, photograph
Julie Raasch, Passion Flower Cuff, metal, stone

Luke Proctor returns to the Spring Art Tour for 2021

Luke Proctor returns to the Spring Art Tour for 2021

Luke Proctor returns to the Spring Art Tour for 2021

Welcome back Luke Proctor to the Spring Art Tour for 2021!

Proctor writes on Instagram from the Winter Park Sidwalk Art Festival (see amazing piece and award below): “Trying to represent for all the blacksmiths, being considered as art blacksmithing is still in its infancy in my opinion, lots of us are trying to change that so many of you are doing an outstanding job.”

Luke Proctor, blacksmithing
Luke Proctor wins award for his metal work at Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

See Luke Proctor’s work

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

Forged Cabinet by Luke Proctor
Detail of forged furniture by Luke Proctor
Forged Cabinet by Luke Proctor
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 ā€“ simple lines, simple patterns, simple colors, simple subjects ā€“ 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