Award-winning artist, teacher, student, business owner, gardener—just a few of the categories in which Ed Fenendael excels. This multi-faceted Door County resident will be featured at the Gallery of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County in the month of May.
Fenendael is a native of Wisconsin growing up on a dairy farm just outside of Pound, Wisconsin. He studied in a one-room school house and later at Marquette University graduating from the School of Dentistry. He always enjoyed the creative process and began to study art in Kansas City, Missouri upon his graduation. There he was invited to teach watercolor and continues to this day at the Continuing Program at the Kansas City Art Institute in the winter. With over 25 national shows in the past few years and numerous awards, he also teaches workshops in the US, Italy, Greece, France, and Mexico.
Fenendael’s subject is often a beautiful pastoral scene. “I am very much inspired by the pastoral scenes of the world, the rich heritage that the scenes of everyday life afford us…simple things, close to the earth things.” The soothing shades of these scenes not only capture worldwide and Door County landscapes, but Fenendael’s love of gardening as well. The gardens of his co-owned Baileys Harbor bed and breakfast, The Inn at Windmill Farm, are featured in this month’s Country Style Gardening magazine.
Set on the lush, colorful Windmill Farm property is Fenendael’s studio and personal gallery, Morning Mist Studio. Here he exhibits his work and conducts workshops and weekly classes from May to October. See www.watercolorexcitement.com for more information.
His work may be seen at Eclectics in Kansas City MO, Watergate Gallery in Washington DC, Atelier Galerie Letoliacha in Monet’s Village of Giverny, France, numerous corporate and private collections throughout the world, and locally at Ephraim Clayworks, the Cupola House, Miller Art Museum’s permanent collection and Morning Mist Studio.
At the UUFDC Gallery, his displayed paintings and signed, numbered, limited edition reproductions will be available for purchase. The UUFDC Gallery is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 1-3 pm and on Sundays from 11 am to 12:30 pm.