31 North main street hartford, Wisconsin (262) 457-2457
Renée Luna Bebeau
Renée Luna Bebeau is a Milwaukee-based, mixed media artist who works with a variety of mediums including paint, wood burning, mirror etching, metal leafing and henna.
She is inspired by the fleeting quality of flowers, the ever changing cycles of nature, the process of composting and the planets orbiting in space. Observing these changes inspires the work. Making art is meditation for her.
Bebeau is very pleased to be involved in the growing and flourishing art community in Milwaukee. She shares a studio in the Riverwest neighborhood with her husband, Todd Mrozinski, where they work together, host events, and teach classes and workshops.
Sister Karlyn Cauley
Karlyn's creativity began as a second grade teacher and, with the encouragement of her community, she went to the University of Wisconsin for a Masters in Art Education.
In joy and exhaustion of studio efforts Karlyn said, "I found my life's work---I was born to paint!"
Twenty-eight years of folk art expanded her creativity.
Karlyn is a Sister of the Divine Savior. The community "mission" is to share the fullness of Life. This "full Life" is seen in her expression of beauty through folk art displayed in homes and museums throughout the United States.
At first, Karlyn developed Shaker Gift Drawings for a national audience. She continues with new series of folk art, with a full gallery viewable on her website.
A member of the Kettle Moraine Fine Arts Guild, you’ll regularly find Karin Corteen painting, carving, collaging and painting with a good friend. She enjoys the collaboration of working with other artists and sharing feedback and is typically involved in a few projects at a time. She explains the process “keeps my work fresh and more enjoyable.”
A self-taught artist, color and design has always captivated Corteen. While working as a teacher, this interest manifested in the creation of extravagant bulletin boards for her classes.
In addition to teaching, Karin sold real estate and raised a family. As her boys were growing older, it was her participation in art classes at Cardinal Stritch University that was instrumental in renewing her passion for art.
Corteen’s works are fresh and whimsical, with each piece representing the principles of color and design most tastefully.
David M. Holm
David M. Holm has been fine-tuning his woodworking skills for the last 25+ years; recently shifting his focus to environmentally-friendly practices which include incorporating recycled materials into his craft.
His unexpected material combinations and surprising design details define his unique style. All upcycled creations are one-of-a-kind designs for the home. They are handcrafted, inspired & created by using recycled wood, rebar, marble, slate & glass.
He makes decorative cabinets (with or without stands), lamps, jewelry boxes, wall sconces, framed mirrors, tables and more.
Sarah Johnson & Rebecca Eicksteadt
Sisters Sarah Johnson and Rebecca Eicksteadt have always enjoyed creating art using many different mediums. Recently, Johnson began experimenting with a new medium—ink paint.
She started by painting the ink on glass from recycled picture frames and then tried using the medium on other items such as glass ornaments and stone pieces.
Finding painting with ink very freeing, Johnson shared the technique with her sister and they have been working primarily with this new medium ever since.
Both Johnson and Eicksteadt create abstract designs as well as nature-themed pieces. Paintings are done in reverse by removing the glass from a frame and applying the ink on the back of the glass.
Techniques include dripping, sponging, and dropping ink onto the glass. The white backing behind the glass helps the colors stand out.
There is a special magic in viewing their pieces in person, as the light hitting the glass is truly spectacular.
Mary Karas is a Hartford resident who enjoys re-purposing items in a unique way, to create one-of-a-kind decor. When items are combined, they present an eclectic design.
Mary finds that the hunt for the pieces brings great satisfaction. You may find her at local estate and rummage sales or area thrift stores. Re-use and re-purpose is the foundation of her art.
Ralph Kuepper has had an avid interest in photography and art since his early years.
Kuepper's passion is in photographing architecture and landscapes through his many travels in the United States and European countries.
His other interests/skills include sketching in pencil and charcoal, woodworking, and wood carving.
Todd Mrozinski acquired his BFA in painting from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 1997 and in 1996 attended The New York Studio Program. He has been in solo and group exhibitions nationwide and his work is in various public and private collections.
By focusing on two main areas, shadows and symbols, he explores non-traditional portraiture and still life through various mediums.
Todd was the 2015-16 Pfister Artists-in-Residence, curator of the Pfister Pop-Up Gallery and is currently represented by Woodman/Shimko Gallery, Provincetown, MA and Palm Springs CA.
He and his wife, artist Renee Bebeau, have a studio in The Nut Factory, Milwaukee, WI.
RC Steeber’s lifelong love of photography and woodworking and over 25 years in the graphics arts industry come together in his artwork.
Born in Milwaukee and now retired, Hartford has been his home since 1990.
About Steeber's Work
Each print starts with an original photograph he has taken with a professional camera. The image is then digitally-enhanced and printed on an acid-free Epson canvas using a high-end, large-format Epson Stylus Pro 7900 printer. This is commonly known as the giclee printing method.
Each canvas is then considered for further enhancement with acrylic paints. After any acrylic is hand painted by brush and dried, every piece is then stretched and wrapped over handmade wooden framework.
Finally, it is finished with multiple layers of clear UV protection coatings.
The end result is a unique textured piece of artwork to be enjoyed for many years.
Debra is a self-taught artist who recently moved back to her home state of Wisconsin, having spent five years on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Florida had much to offer, but she missed the seasons and the beautiful rolling hills of the Kettle Moraine area. She says about her art:
"I have felt a driving force to create my entire life. In recent years I have returned to painting, at first oil and acrylic, and now mixed media with paper, paint and ink. I am most drawn to creating through feeling and expression and hope this shows up in what I do."
Adriana Theel’s frog print is whimsical and a representation of the great love she has had for art since childhood. As a young girl, her painting, cutting, and pasting was prolific - yet not always on a canvas that was mother-approved.
Currently elbow-deep in crafting decorations for her upcoming wedding, Theel is looking forward to getting back to her art after she’s married.
Drawing and acrylic painting are her favorite mediums, but she is open to trying new things.
Adriana’s dream? To change the world with art.
Tom and Judy Troeller
Local designers Tom and Judy Troeller find their vintage silverware at estate sales and flea markets.
Each piece of silverware is transformed into a unique, one-of-a-kind, beautiful piece of jewelry!
Ken and Cheryl Werner
Local upcyclers Ken and Cheryl Werner find their treasures at flea markets and lovingly restore the pieces into functioning furniture.
Each item is cleaned, upcycled, and ready for your home as a unique conversation piece.
It was a childhood dream of Wisconsin native, Katie Olsen, to travel west and work as a horse wrangler on a dude ranch. After college, she quit her "real job" to follow that dream, spending multiple summers traveling and working out west.
Having cherished every minute, Olsen is left with amazing memories and photos. A select few ever get to experience the opportunity to be this close to horses “running free”, as captured in her striking Montana horse print.
Olsen’s favorite work is as a wedding photographer, preserving the timelessness of laughter, life and love found in celebration. She offers affordable packages for weddings, senior portraits and mini sessions. You can reach out to her via her website: www.kdoweddings.com