Luann Roberts Smith: Jewelry

Luann Roberts Smith Artist Statement: As a child I would often collect small bits and pieces… rocks, nails and hardware from Dad’s workshop, bits of glass, and anything interesting that could be scavenged. I was trained traditionally as a painter, and worked many years as an illustrator and portrait artist, but now I find myself…

Mike Murray: Photography

Mike Murray Artist Statement: My goal is to create images that capture the beauty, solitude and mystery of the natural world. I strive for results that are both artistic and dramatic. My work is an extension of my love for the landscapes and the wildlife that surround us. I am on an endless search to…

Connie Morrison: Mixed Media Paintings

Connie Morrison Artist Statement: My work is combination of painting and collage. I piece together separate parts – various papers that I paint, cut into shapes and adhere to gessoed birch panel with gel medium and small nails. I add more cut paper pieces and painting to that surface and seal each piece with satin…

Carol Naughton: Ceramics

Carol Naughton Artist Statement: Carol Naughton is a potter who creates wheel thrown and hand built, one of a kind, functional pottery. The forms reflect her love of fine cooking, gardening, and nature. The strong visual aesthetic of her ceramics is reflective of her environmental graphic design and exhibit design background. The ceramic pieces are…

David Timberlake: Metal Sculpture

David Timberlake Artist Statement: David Timberlake is a Georgia boy but has spent his adult life in Wi. Where he has worked as a timberwright, furniture maker and carpenter. His inspirations to crafting metal are Tom Every, Ellis and Tom Nelson and his son Kaleb. He now upcycles scrap metal components harvested from machinery into…

John Pahlas: Metal Sculpture

John Pahlas Artist Statement Art has had an influence on my life since birth. Having been brought up in a family whose artistic innovations go back 5 generations, I’ve learned that the creative act is far more than a hobby or a past time. It is a passionate awakening, a conduit through which identity and…

Artist Feature: Betty Gruber and Patti Fowler

Feature Dates: October 3 – Dec 29, 2018 Reception: Friday, October 19, 5:30-7:30pm |  River Arts on Water Gallery (590 Water St, Prairie du Sac, WI). New: Save 10% on art purchases made during the public reception on October 19 from 5:30-7:30pm! River Arts is pleased to feature two of our most long-standing artists, Betty…

Sally Guger: Ceramics

Sally Guger Artist Statement I have been in love with clay since I was around 15 years old. My work reflects my desire to make honest, functional pots. All of my work is wheel thrown using mid-range stoneware. I also spend endless hours making minor adjustments in over two dozen glaze recipes that I make…