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Posted February 03, 2021in Iowa Artist

Miradieu Joseph

While Miradieu Joseph sat in a work meeting, he doodled on Starbucks coffee cups to pass the time, giving him a five minute “mental” break. The elaborate doodles attracted the [...]

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Posted January 06, 2021in Iowa Artist

Jill Woodward

As Jill Woodward has worked to perfect her art during the past three decades, she’s arrived at one important realization: It’s OK to make mistakes. Even if a painting of [...]

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Posted December 02, 2020in Iowa Artist

Kayana Janay

Young artist gives hope. As a young artist, Kayana Janay frequently expands her repertoire of art, and she’s learned to avoid a certain repetitive look. “I’ve learned to not pigeonhole [...]

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Posted November 04, 2020in Iowa Artist

Julie Houghton

As an artist, Julie Houghton paints with materials, such as charcoal, paint and ink. But her latest obsession is with alcohol. Not the drinking type, but an alcohol-based ink, which [...]

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Posted September 30, 2020in Iowa Artist

Restorative artist

Sara Jo Boesen conserves old paintings. Sara Jo Boesen liked to paint, yet she didn’t really want to be an artist. She loved the art and history aspect, as both [...]

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Posted September 02, 2020in Iowa Artist

Shawn Palek

He paints on anything Violin case. Paint palette. Street sign. Cast iron skillet. Motorcycle. What do they have in common? All are items artist Shawn Palek has painted on. And [...]

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Posted August 05, 2020in Iowa Artist

Renee Watkins

Renee Watkins of Des Moines has spent most of her life creating art. As a child, her grandfather taught her different techniques as they painted together. Her grandpa, also a [...]

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Posted July 01, 2020in Iowa Artist

3-D Chalk Artist

Roling creates unique illusions When Kathleen Roling paints a picture, it sometimes doesn’t last more than a few days — or even a few hours. Does it bother her? Not [...]

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Posted April 01, 2020in Iowa Artist

Coffee artist

Paints with coffee; art at Starbucks corporate As a regular coffee drinker, I spill a lot on my notes and stain my clothes. However, artist Betty Walker likes how coffee [...]

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Posted March 04, 2020in Iowa Artist

Laura Todd

Her signature artwork consists of recognizable cityscapes in the Des Moines area. When artist Laura Todd begins painting, time seems to stand still. She doesn’t eat. She doesn’t check her [...]

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