Meet the artist: Wendy Voeller
Where can we see your work?
People can see my work at the Artspace Suite 1 Gallery at 3 Main Street South in Minot, also on my Facebook Link: www.facebook.com/Wendy-K-Weiss-Voeller-581887905262115/, and you can email: touchGodsfaces@gmail.com for inquiries or private appointments to see artwork in the studio.
SAVE THE DATE: I will be having an Open Studio day on Sept. 7 from 6-8 p.m., when the public can come up and tour my studio and see art while I am working on a project. For the Open Studio, people can enter through the Artspace Suite 1 Gallery at 3 Main Street South, and follow the signs to my studio!
Also, I have work in the Artists Celebrating Christ art show every year around Easter, in Bismarck, Facebook link: www.facebook.com/Artists-Celebrating-Christ-158543727505989/?ref=br–rs.
Do you have work for sale?
Most of the work I do is for sale, and some work I have available as digital reproductions.
In what media do you work?
Acrylic, charcoal, pencil, ink and water, marker, photography, etc.
How would you describe your style?
I have difficulty describing my style. I like to hear how others describe it. I have been creating pictures of a larger scale the last couple years, and perhaps the size of my work will continue to increase.
Who would you say have been influences on your work?
Everything influences work. But my work comes from the Holy Spirit. It helps that three out of my four grandparents are artists. I love to be inspired, so I look around at the world, creation, others’ creations, people, and inspiration grows and I create.
Are there particular themes you like to explore in your work?
Wildlife, spiritual themes, and portraiture recur, but I can never predict what my next idea will be.
What do you most enjoy about the creative process?
Tell us a little about yourself.
I was born and raised in the Oakes/Valley City area in North Dakota and came to Minot in 1988. I have been drawing ever since I was a young child. I haven’t had much schooling in the way of art, but returned to college around the age of 31 years, and received a Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies at Minot State University. After my brief career as an Addiction Counselor ended abruptly due to an unexpected illness, I experienced a surge of creativity that continues to this day. Just about all I want to do is create. I generally have one or more pieces in the Artists Celebrating Christ art show, which is held yearly in Bismarck. Details about that show can be found on their facebook page. I hope to one day support myself by selling my artwork and photography. I also very much enjoy talking with young people interested in art.