Featured Artists

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Dave Matheny

Dave Matheny has been an artist all his life, and getting paid for his illustrations since the mid-Sixties.

He was with the International Student Conference in Leiden, Holland, then came to work for the Star and Tribune in Minneapolis in 1967. He retired in 2001 and went work for the Experimental Aircraft Association in 2002, where he has been ever since.

As he puts it, “This is the job I have wanted all my life. I think up the idea, I write the article, I illustrate the article, I even get to write the headline. Then I emai all this in.” writing the headline is crucial, he says, because “I learned at the paper that a ‘bad hed’ as it’s called, can kill a story,’’ just by getting it wrong. In this case, it’s especially important, because he is dealing with a two-page spread, so when the reader turns to the spread, he or she will see the whole thing – image, headline, story. The headline serves as a giant cutline, instantly telling readers what this is all about. “So that’s my life now, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

By Dave Matheny   Ultrlights rule

By Dave Matheny Ultrlights rule

Kate Halverson received a liberal arts degree from Gustavus. After teaching 7 years she became an award winning licensed ASID interior designer, founder/owner of Touch of Class Interiors - Eden Prairie. The author of seven books, The Wedded UnMother was one of the first books written about couples dealing with infertility, which made her a founder/spokesperson for MN RESOLVE, (www.resolve.org).

Kate has written 7 books including Systems for Success, a national college textbook for designers. Retired and living on the shores of the Mississippi/Lake City, Kate has returned to both painting and writing in her retirement years.

Kate will be one of the featured artists in the upcoming LCAA Art & Culture Center Grand Opening and is our Person of the Year.

 
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Pat Swanson

Pat Swanson is a self taught watercolor artist who began her artistic journey in 2009 with local artist Al Knudsen. She teaches art classes and donates her time and talents to worthy causes. Pat is a member of the Minnesota Watercolor Society, Z Artists, the Lake City Photography Club and the Keeping Our Brushes Wet watercolor group. She also serves in an advisory role to the LCAA Board of Directors.

Battling Bubbles by Pat Swanson  Pat’s first ever watercolor in 2009.

Battling Bubbles by Pat Swanson

Pat’s first ever watercolor in 2009.

At Peace Watercolor by Pat Swanson  Pat typically paints with lots of details and works from her own reference photographs.

At Peace Watercolor by Pat Swanson

Pat typically paints with lots of details and works from her own reference photographs.

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Blue Lady

By Pat Swanson

Pat states that her art is continually evolving, as art classes help her to add more tools to her painting tool box

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Seasons End

By Pat Swanson

We are thrilled with Pat’s work and to have her teaching great classes at Lake City Area Arts.