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Artist Vonnie Kohn


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Biography


Vonnie Kohn is recognized as an artist with a rich heritage. As the daughter of a saddle maker in the historical stockyards of Ft. Worth, Texas, Kohn was accustomed in early years to the smell of leather, jingling spurs, and Stetson hats. Cowboys and ranchers were frequent visitors to her father's saddle shop. This early exposure inspired a love for painting the American West. Her Native Cherokee heritage also contributed to a deep respect for Native Americans. Her portrayals of Contemporary Native American life reflect interaction with the life and customs of her father's people.
 
Having a Batchelor of Fine Art from Texas Wesleyan University in fine art and studio painting, she is also a printmaker, sculptor (lost wax process) in bronze casting, workshop instructor and juror, and recipient of numerous awards. Her credits include:
 
Southwest Art Magazine (Collector's Edition)
George Phippen Memorial Western Art Show (Arizona)
Trail of Tears National Art Show (Talequah, Ok)
All Indian National Art Show (Lawrence, Ks)
Arte De Los Brazos (awards..Texas)
Doss Heritage & Culture Center (permanent collection..Tx)
Heard Natural Science Museum of Natural History (Texas)
Wild Winged Raptor National Art Show (Best of Show..Ks.)
One Woman Show, Buffalo River Art Gallery (Parkville, Mo.)
 
Ms. Kohn is active in participating in Plein Air Paintouts and workshops. Extensive travel adds new inspiration to the variety of subject matter...Contemporary Western & Native America, portraits, still life, landscapes, wildlife, and inspirational
 
Statement:
 
I love to paint! Whether in nature's open spaces or my own studio, there is immense excitement as I stand before my easel. The smell of oils, the balance of unity, flowing lines, color harmony all emerge into a special place of creative energy. And with every new painting comes another moment of learning as Michaelangelo once said, "And still I am learning...".  I am so blessed, getting to do what I love most..painting my interpretation of God's 'celebration [...]

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