Artist: Lynn Nebergall
Artist's Statement: As a little girl I would search through my mother’s art supplies and was intrigued hearing stories of my grandfather who painted scenes from memories of his childhood in Switzerland. Someday, I thought, I want to be an artist too.
I started college pursuing an art degree but practicality had me soon earning a business degree. I have always been interested in following my passion for art but life as a busy wife and mother of three kids became my priority. It took a serious case of breast cancer in 2002 to convince me get back to chasing my dream. I took my first class at Glassell School of Art (Houston, Texas) in 2003 and have been taking classes ever since.
One of the things I enjoy most about painting is that my eyes work as camera lenses as I travel about my daily surroundings looking for inspiration. I see the world differently than I used to. The mundane suddenly takes on new meaning and I see details that others don’t see. It brings me great pleasure to transpose things I have seen or experienced into a painting that may, hopefully, touch the soul of the viewer.
Artist: Nikolay Rizhankov
Smoky Hill Library
Artist's Statement: I paint to uphold the eternal beauty of Classical fine art; whether I am painting a simple still life or an elaborate portrait, I put all my heart into preserving the techniques of the old masters.
I use classical Russian, Dutch and Flemish style techniques to depict the breathtaking beauty of the natural world.
I mainly work with oil paints and pastels, putting technique above all so that the natural beauty of my subject comes across in the most pure form. I also have a good feeling for other styles of painting which allows me to work on restorations.
Artist: Jackson Tarver
Artist's Statement: I put a lot of energy and thought into my visual poetry. All the energy and effort is there for the viewers to absorb.