Marilyn Troutman's favorite mediums are oil and pastel. When creating her art, she expresses nature's beauty in landscapes, wildlife, water, portraiture and the quiet beauty of still life. One of her most exciting experiences is painting en plein air. She joined the Michigan Plein Air Painters and took her easel outside. She loves being outdoors, doing what she enjoys and being among nature. Marilyn has been in many juried shows and received numerous awards. A member of the Great Lakes Pastel Society, Ottawa Shores Plein Air Painters, Grand Valley Artist, Michigan Plein Air Painters, Holland Friends of Art and Allegan Area Arts Council.
Holly Willson is an Artist in Holland Michigan. Art was Holly's thing even in grade school. She has worked as an Artist her entire career. First as a graphic artist, package designer, and then business owner. She paints landscapes, flowers and animals primarily. Her mediums are watercolor, pastel and acrylic paint and a mixture of two or all three in a mixed media piece. She has been painting watercolor batiks on rice paper for several years. Similar to fabric batiks, wax is used as a resist to block out areas that will remain untouched. She paints as her home studio and wood shop on 6.5 wooded acres bordered by Halfway creek. It is a very inspiring landscape. Her goal now is to paint expressively and often. If she can share a beautiful painting with others that is the best thing about painting along with talking to other artists about their art.
Member Great Lakes Pastel Society, Plein Air Painters of West Michigan, Allegan Area Arts Council, Pickle Street Studio School Painters, Saugatuck Douglas Art Club. Windmill Gardens Plein Air award winner.
As a kid, Jude Hardin's pockets were full of rocks, ragged bits of bark, colorful flower petals and feathers--nature's finest tidbits for all kinds of creative projects! Now, her focus is on painting nature's essence. Countless hours of self- and professional-instruction continues to feed her passion to express God's glory and beauty with oils, pastels and watercolors. Jude participates in juried shows and has received several awards, encouraging her to continue exploring new techniques and subjects. A member of Allegan Area Arts Council, Great Lakes Pastel Society, Holland Area Arts Council, Oil Painters of America, Pickle Street School Studio and Plein Air Artists of West Michigan. "Art brings me joy; my goal is to share that joy with you!"