September Featured Artist at Unitarian Universalist Gallery Opts for Realism

Door County artist Roxanne Hanney, will be exhibiting a collection of her paintings at the Unitarian Fellowship, which she groups as “Fur, Feathers, Flowers, and Reflections.”

Hanney relates that throughout her school years and beyond, it was assumed that she would become an artist. College electives and a Ph.D minor in art history and evening workshop courses offered at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design have all helped to satisfy her creative impulses.

She takes inspiration from the natural world, painting what compels her and invites her into closer scrutiny. Here she explores a new world of discovery and challenge. One of Roxanne Hanney’s specialties is painting pet portraits.

“They make especially meaningful gifts for someone who has lost a beloved cat or dog and on one occasion, a rabbit,” says the artist. “Horses and waterfowl are other favorite animal subjects. I enjoy doing commissions for pet portraits”.

Her preferred medium is pastels and most recently, she has come to work in oils. Her works have been juried into the League of Milwaukee Artists, the Cedarburg Artists’ Guild and local area shows. Hanney has memberships in The League of Milwaukee Artists, Wisconsin Pastel Artists, Door County Art League and the Punta Gorda Visual Arts Center. In 2010 she won Best of Show in The Wisconsin Pastel Artists exhibit and Best of Show in the League of Milwaukee Artists gallery exhibit.

Roxanne states that she loves what she is doing… “making art is a means of seeing in new ways, of testing new boundaries.”

The Unitarian Universalist Gallery in north Ephraim is adjacent to the Green Gable Shops. Gallery hours are Sundays from 11 am – 12:30 pm, and Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 – 3 pm.

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