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Artist Michelle Spencer


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Biography


Growing up in rural Midwest, I spent much of my time outdoors.   I work in both watercolor and pastel.  I enjoy exploring new techniques and approaches. I am attracted to capturing the light, color and texture of the landscape.
 
Professional Memberships:

Gateway Pastel Artists
Pastel Society of America
St. Genevieve Art Guild
Red Rock Pastel Society of Nevada
Chicago Pastel Painters
Pastel Society of North Carolina
Winding Rivers Art Council
 
Continuing Education:
1999 – 2002- St. Louis Continuing Education Watercolor - Nancy Muschany
1999 - Watercolor workshop with Judi Wagner, Cedarhurst, Mt Vernon, IL
2002 - Watercolor workshop with Tom Hall, Dillman’s, Lac de Flambeau, WI
2013 – Watercolor workshop with Jeannie McGuire, Cedarhurst, Mt Vernon, IL
2014 – Pastel workshop with Barbara Jaenicke, Dillman’s, Lac du Flambeau, WI
2016 – Pastel with Nancy King Mertz, St. Louis, MO
2016 – Beginning Oil with Vice Mastis, Green Door Gallery
2016 – Pet Portraits with Marla Parnell, Creava School for the Arts
2017 – Pastel with Michelle Wells, Green Door Gallery
2017 – Oil Plein Air workshop with Allen Krieghauser
2018 – Oil Plein Air workshop with Greg Summers
2018 – Pastel Plein Air and Studio workshop with Richard McKinley
2019 - IAPS Convention 
2021 - Casy Khaln
2021 -  Tony Allain
 
 
Awards and Recognitions:
JCAG 2013 Annual Show – Third place for “Imperial Feed” - 16 x 20 watercolor
JCAG 2014 Annual Show – Honorable Mention for “Pearfections” - 16 x 20 watercolor
Steelville Plein Air 2016 - Honorable Mention for “The Road Home” - 9 x 12 pastel 
Augusta Plein Air 2017 - Honorable Mention for “Sycamore” – 12 x 16 pastel
Steelville Plein Air 2017 – Honorable Mention for “Dabbled Light” 12 x 16 pastel
JCAG 2017 Annual Show – Best in Show – “Pines after the Rain” – 16 x 20
Knox Gallery 2017 - Honor of Merit – “Harvest Time” – 9 x 12 pastel
Framations Gallery 2018 - Honorable Mention“Color Dreaming” 12 x 16 pastel
Webster Paint Out 2018 - 2nd [...]

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