Meet some of our Instructors
Jan fell in love with watercolor almost 40 years ago and was one of the original members of the Leach lake Art League. The group led by Olive George was very enthusiastic and employed many well known instructors such as: Robert E. Wood, Ed Whitney, Charles Reid, Nita Engles, Frank Webb and many more. These wonderful Artists had a great influence in developing Jan’s passion and dedication to the Arts.
She owned and operated Gallery 3 in Longville for several years.
Jan lives between Longville and Minneapolis and teaches weekly classes and workshops. A spontaneous free spirit which is reflected in her paintings and her teaching.
Julia started her watercolor adventure in 1989. She joined Leech Lake Arts League of Walker, Minnesota where she eventually found her niche: The Birch Landscape. She has now painted so many birch landscapes that she is referred to as the "Birch Lady".
During her membership with the League she participated in many workshops, demonstrations and the annual Northern Reflections Fine Arts Show. After moving to Longville in 1996 she continued her painting and started her business, “Watercolors, etc”. Part of the etcetera is doing her own matting and framing using barn board and birch bark as well as her fascination with birch crafts.
Julia has exhibited and sold her artwork in galleries in Walker, Remer, Hackensack and is currently in the Gallery of New Creations in Longville. She also does commission work. Her most challenging commission was a 24" x 48" summer scene that now hangs in a private home in Sacramento, CA. Julia usually likes to paint for the smaller rooms in the house.
Julla has demonstrated her painting technique to many organizations and age groups including Deep Portage, Ah Gwah Ching, the Northern Reflections Show, and Longville Elementary School and has donated countless paintings for fundraisers for local organizations. Julia maintains she will always be a beginner as there is always a new magical effect or technique to discover when water-coloring.
Linda began Crop Art (creating pictures with seeds) by entering in competition at The Minnesota State Fair. She has entered her pictures there for 41 years winning many top awards during that time. Linda has demonstrated the art at the State Fair daily for the past four years. She has conducted hands on for kids there for several years and at the Plaines Art Museum in Fargo ND. She has given classes to adults at Northland Camp, a recreational laboratory, in Amery WI for the past 3 years. Her passion is Crop Art.
Myra has been involved in art most of her life. She attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. In the early years she worked primarily in oils, taught classes in the northern suburbs and later opened her own Studio for nine years. Switching to Acrylics a few years ago she has been doing more exploring with the various types of acrylics and mediums, doing more abstract and collages. She began painting on different surfaces, including purses and shoes a few years ago, and has enjoyed that art form, bringing to life gently used purses with color and designs. Myra has shown her work in the Minneapolis area in various galleries, in the Hackensack area, at the Casino show, Artisans Mall in Walker, Wild Hare in Bemidji, Working Artist Gallery, The Pine River Art Show, and Arts Off 84.
Theresa Link is a serious amateur photographer who has been practicing photography for more than 30 years. She has been published in "Life Images" and is featured in the 2013 Lake Country Journal Calendar. Theresa enjoys sharing her talents with others who are photographing just for fun or as a more serious hobby.