Betty Kidera

Betty Kidera

Travel with Betty to the Grand Canyon, Arizona, Utah, Palo Duro, Texas, New Mexico, and Western Canada. She painted landscapes that reflect her enjoyment of our beautiful country and each and every one relives for her the experience of being there. Betty uses her camera to capture those moments that she frames, first in her mind, and then at home when she makes a painting to set those memories in acrylic or gouache on canvas or gesso board.

Betty lives here in Kenosha County just up the hill from the Red Oak Restaurant. Her land, with its woods and ponds, inspire her. Betty’s studio is called the Blackwood Gallery.

The Anderson Art Center’s Area Artists room in Kenosha has played an important part in her art career as they have showcased her paintings over a period of at least twenty years.

Betty has been called an ‘’intuitive painter’’ by her art professors at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside where she taught for eleven years Intro Spanish courses as an ad-hoc instructor. This was in the eighties and now being in the eighties herself, she still enjoys creating landscape art.

Amy Lynn Ross

Amy grew up in Illinois and attended Carthage College. She works for Against the Grain Creative Concepts in Kenosha, is an avid vintage hunter and freelance designer. Amy lives in Kenosha with her boyfriend, Artist Jeff Baenen and their 3 rescue dogs, T-Bone, Fred and Ollie.

Amy’s work tells narrative stories and she incorporates many different kinds of media. Within these collages each piece has a specific story or feeling that Amy wanted to visually express. . .however your interpretation of them is totally your own.

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Susan M. Sorenson

Susan thinks of her mixed media abstractions as layers of intuitive thought, all about feelings, sounds and rhythms; spoken in the symbolic language of color, shape and the drawing mark.

Her process starts by layering color of different media on paper. Working into and a taking out; forming, shaping, making marks, collaging in bits of her poetry, printed material or torn pieces of previous work. Often working over the collage pieces as well.

This process allows for manipulation and surprises. The brain shifts that occurs takes Susan to another place while working. This is what she finds exciting in her endeavor to create art.