High School Artists
February Omro High School Artist of the Month 2018
Come see Lauren’s pieces on display this month at Art by U.
Nature Brought to Glass by Lauren Courter
Glass is a beautiful glossy material that sparks the imagination. Nature has always drawn me and I enjoy putting my interpretation of it into my work. To fuse glass, I used different techniques like utilizing the grainy frit of creating lines using spinners. The frit can be used in many different ways and I am drawn to it for the way that you can create a fairly detailed image with how fine it is. My intention with the pieces I create is to showcase the beauty of nature and to have others notice and appreciate how incredible it really is.
January Artist of the Month 2018
Meet Evan McNeal!
Evan is a Senior at Omro High School with future plans to becoming an Art teacher. Inspired by impressionists you can see her talents shine in her pieces.
In many ways, I am inspired by Impressionism, and how while looking at an image, it doesn’t fully come together until it is finished. I like how many Impressionist artists simplify their works so it looks pleasing to the eye, but still has a layer of complexity to it. I especially like the works of Van Gogh and his use of bright vibrant colors and how you can see in his painting that he spent a lot of time layering the colors to get it to look right.
While creating these pieces, my intentions were to create pieces that looked pleasing while still giving me an opportunity to explore the mediums themselves. I wanted to see how much I could do with the limited amount of resources and time I was given to work on them. While my pieces don’t really have any special issues to bring to attention, I did want to show the idea of jumping out of the box and being excited to try a medium you’ve never tried before, or a medium that you brushed aside because you didn’t like the way the piece came out the first time around you tried it. I wanted my pieces to show that it’s good to touch upon more than just one medium because you’ll never know what you will like doing more than others.
Come see her works in person currently on display at ART by U!
February High School Artist of the Month 2018
Nicholas Cappert, Senior at WHS
Local Artist’s Work on Display and For Sale
Jeremy Bancroft is a local artist, born in Milwaukee who specializes in acrylic paintings. His works include celebrities, animals, landscape scenes, and abstract. Besides canvas paintings, he also has painted on many objects (baby helmets, skateboards, etc), and also has done several private murals. His artwork has previously been feature at the Tucson International Airport as well as in several businesses around Oshkosh, WI and Tucson, AZ.
Please contact him at Toomanyfroggers@hotmail.com if you are interested in his work.
Also, search J Bancroft Paintings on Facebook.
J Michael Affolter
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