It is ART that makes life, makes interest, makes importance,
and I know of no substitute for the FORCE and BEAUTY of its process.
~ Henry James


Bliesner, Jennifer
Carroll, Trish
Donley, Verlie
Gilbert, Laurie
Glenn, Cheeri
Gullickson, Terry & Rock
Hawley, Becky
Hewgley, Karen
Hooley, Cheryl
Lindsey, Anna Mae
Marsh, Earlean
Morrow, Marcia
Morrow, Steve
Nelson, Kimberley
Ragan, Joan
Rohweder, JoAnne
Sandgren, Sharon
Shelton, Rebecca
Souders, Vernon Jr.
Spencer, Debrah
State, Kathy
Stroh, Rod
Tilton, Caryn
Topliff, Lea
Vann, Debi
Von Struense, Helen
Young, Loisann

Pamala Smithsted - Wy'east Artisans GuildPamala Smithsted


“I have always enjoyed expressing myself creatively in various ways. In about 2000, I discovered how wonderful it felt to have a paint brush in my hand and I dove in with all my heart. I loved oil painting from the beginning.

I taught myself to paint by reading instructional books and looking at other artist’s work. Most importantly, I let nature teach me. I began asking myself ‘What color is that tree trunk really? How would I mix the color of that water? How would I make it move? How could I re-create that texture?’ It has been amazing! It has opened the world to me and I’ve learned to see so much more than I had previously.