By Jane Delcarson
Door County artist Roxanne Hanney, will be exhibiting a collection of her paintings which she groups as “Fur, Feathers, Flowers, and Reflections” in September. A specialty is her paintings of pet portraits. “They make especially meaningful gifts for someone who has lost a beloved cat or dog and on one occasion, a rabbit. Horses and waterfowl are other favorite animal subjects. I enjoy doing commissions for pet portraits”.
Hanney related, “Throughout my school years and beyond, it was assumed that I would become an artist”. College electives and a Ph.D minor in art history, evening workshop courses offered at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design satisfied her creative impulses.
A preferred medium in pastel, and more currently oils, her works have been juried into the League of Milwaukee Artists, the Cedarburg Artists’ Guild and local shows. She has memberships in The League of Milwaukee Artists, Wisconsin Pastel Artists, Door County Art League, and Punta Gorda Visual Arts Center. In 2010 she won Best of Show in both the Wisconsin Pastel Artists exhibit and the League of Milwaukee Artists gallery exhibit.
Hanney states, “I love what I am doing. Making art is a means of seeing in new ways, of testing new boundaries.” Taking inspiration from the natural world, painting compels her and invites her into closer scrutiny. Here she finds a new world of discovery and challenge.
Gallery hours are Sunday 11:00-12:30, Mon, Wed, Fri. 1:00-3:00 pm.