618 West 5th Street • Washington, MO 63090 (314) 706-3961 • beverlyann@artcando.org

Artists & Guest Instructors

Beverly Ann Wells is a regional artist from Washington, Missouri. She won several awards at an early age exhibiting at East Central College where she received her Associates Degree in Fine Art. After working as a graphic artist in the sign industry for over 20 years, she has recently returned to the fine art of oil painting and has participated in the Washington Art Fair and Wine Fest in Washington, where she won an Honorable Mention. Beverly Ann also worked for a period of time at Whitegate Montessori School in Dutzow, Missouri where she discovered her love of teaching children. Her latest endeavor has been the creation of the non profit Community Art Center, ARTCanDo, where she serves as the Artistic Director, instructor of the after-school programs for children, and also Oil Painting. Beverly Ann paints in a style of realism using many layers and soft focus edges that give her work an atmospheric quality, producing a distinctly emotional esthetic tone, mood and character. “My approach to painting is to try and capture the honesty of a subject, to convey the absolute harmony and rhythm of that which stirs the senses.”

Longarm Quilter, Quilt Teacher, Fabric Artist

Candy has been quilting since high school and is self taught. Her passion is fabric. She has played with all types of quilting: hand piecing, machine piecing, appliqué and now does longarm quilting for herself and others. Her background is in the traditional fabric arts – quilting and sewing. Her focus is on the use of interesting colors, fabrics and themes from other cultures and from nature. She is currently experimenting with art quilts and fiber manipulation. She basically loves anything to do with fabric.

Her passion is sharing fun and new techniques and aspects of quilting with others. She has taught quilting classes for local and state guilds, and shops in the St. Louis area. She has shown quilts and won awards for quilts and quilting locally and through the American Quilter’s Society in Paducah, KY, the International Quilt Society in Houston, Texas, and the National Quilt Association in Columbus, Ohio.

Please be sure and check out photos and examples of Candyce’s work:

http://www.candyce54.blogspot.com

My name is Christi Mitchell, and my husband and I just moved to Washington, MO from Cheyenne, Wyoming. My background is in theatre and creative writing, and I love working with children. I recently wrote and directed a children's musical based on a children's book I wrote with my sisters called "The Lunch Box Lady." This musical was performed in Cheyenne this past November. I also have taught workshops based on my children's book at public libraries, schools, and after-school programs.

My website is www.ChristiMitchellWorkshops.com, and my cell is (307) 256-0635.

Marty is a professional illustrator and fine artist with over forty years experience, with works ranging from architectural illustration to portraiture to plein-air landscapes (painting outdoors on location). He lives and works in Washington, Missouri and shows work at the Amtrak Train Depot Gallery, The Government Center in Union, Augusta Wood Limited in Augusta, The Art Gallery of Hog Hollow in Chesterfield and McCaughen & Burr Gallery in Old Webster.

After a career in environmental education spanning more than 20 years, Miriam left Shaw Nature Reserve to pursue her lifelong passion for art. Her representational paintings, many of which have a bright, whimsical look, have been exhibited in art fairs and galleries around the Midwest.

Go to: www.MiriamKrone.com to see examples of her work.