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William Koch

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A student of the arts for most of his life he believes that art can be learned. It takes diligence and hard work to get there. We can listen and learn from other artists about ,techniques and styles, but to be special, an artist needs to feel the story they are telling. Life's experiences are a value resource in our education. The road can be frustrating and full of disappointments. However the true artist never gives up. The fight is worth it. Bill's art is displayed in many corporate and private collections throughout the World.

Deb Walker

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Sometimes on a journey, you do not always understand all the directions and purpose along the way. My journey of becoming an artist has been very similar. I had an interest in art at a young age but I did not start my interest in watercolor until 2007. Through the process of trial and error, I experimented and had fun with it. Mother of 3 children( at that time 2 and one on the way), I found solice and comfort in watercolor. It was not until 2020 did I more seriously pursue art .With the instruction of Bill Koch, I began growing my art skills and talent. I also found that in all my struggles with depression since 2016, watercolor was one of the few things that just seemed to heal my mind. Watercolor is still my first love but now I have also experimented with acrylic and mixed media. Art is a true testimony for me to share how God has continued to heal me from depression. Now that I am a professional artist, I have made it my mission to encourage others in their pursuit of art. God has given each of us our life and talents for us to share with others. I encourage you in your own pursuit in the Lord and that your own talents can be used for Him whatever they may be.

Sarah Andreas

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There is a power within each of us to live our dreams, to choose to embrace our whole selves, heart, mind ,and body. She uses a a transformative, empowering creative process to empower and inspire collectors and clients to dare to big dreams and take action to create lives they love. I create art with mixed media and finishes with oil paints to create a visual reminder that beauty can come out of chaos. I paint the transformation I want collectors and clients to experience. I want them to be inspired.

Levi Keim

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A painter and photographer is a member of the Tuscarawas County Art Guild and the Wilderness Center Photography Club. Levi was fascinated in nature from the time he could walk and adventure outdoors. These experiences enhanced his desire to record the sights he was seeing and feeling lead him to photography and painting. Levi’s art has won many awards locally and has been featured in Natures Best, National Wildlife, and Wyoming Wildlife magazines.

Michelle Wittensoldner

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An energetic, growing photographer with a great eye that can capture the most special moments. She enjoys nature photography as well as taking family and pet portraits. She has won many awards with her nature photography. She has a way of sharing natures true beauty of the world through photography. She has had her work published in books and journals. Michelle is a member of the local photography club and the Tuscarawas County Art Guild. Michelle has a true passion for photography and it shows..

Andy Liptak

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Retired Lt. Col. from the U. S. Air Force became an active wood carver. Andy loved the outdoors, So carving animals and birds were a natural fit. To improve his skills, Andy took his first watercolor art class in 2018 at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center with my then-friend, Betty Gribble, instructed by Sally Henson. As my focus on art increased, I resumed carving and carved shore birds, autumn leaves, and feathers. He enjoys the feeling when people touch his art to see if the feathers are real. Combining his watercolor and carving skills Andy has won Best of Show and many other awards.

Betty Liptak

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Wayne Deyer said" "Don't die with your music still in you". My music is created with a paintbrush. My goal is to record places, events, and feelings that are too good to forget. Betty has a natural desire to be creative. Her energy and intensity are the driving force of her art. Betty has won several awards and has had numerous sales in her pursuit of becoming an artist. Betty's works are displayed in many corporate and private collections in the region. She has participated in various art shows receiving numerous awards for her skill as an artist.

Terry Barnhill

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“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” This quote by American naturalist and poet Henry David Thoreau is the central theme to all of my photographic art. I show the beauty in things that would seldom be noticed by the average eye. My goal as a fine art photographic artist is to create simple compositions with high visual impact. I think of my style as taking the ordinary and making it into the extraordinary! Besides my art I offer a variety of photograph classes at the Tuscarawas Center For the Arts. I am also available for one on one instruction. Terry Barnhill Master Photographer

Deb Morrison

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Gina Judy

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A retired teacher holds a MA from Ohio University. She is a signature member of eight art societies and has shown in 20 state competitions. Her work has been part of The Ohio Watercolor Society, 121st Philadelphia int'l Works on paper and the 2022 annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors. She works from life experiences to create a visual moment that the viewer can remember and enjoy the feeling they felt when observing her heart felt creations.

Karen Thornton

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Both my passion and my purpose in life have intertwined in knowing that creating beautiful things has given me a sense of self. Whether I am working with clay in pottery or with upcycled materials in jewelry, my focus is to create unique art that is revered for its design. Artists must be flexible if one door closes another door opens. After years of successfully making clay pottery that so many admired and collected, I applied that passion to rescuing cast off jewelry to create one-of-a-kind pendants and accessories.

Patricia DiLuzio

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I think watercolor is probably the hardest medium and I find it a really challenge. Plus, sometimes the paint does unexpected things at are magic. It's difficult to control completely so in a way you have a partnership with that magic and must accept that you don't have complete control. Therapy of sorts.

Robert Walker

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Drawing, painting, and creating art have always been a way for me to express my thoughts, and ideas. I have found that I can communicate ideas better, using visual arts, rather than verbal expression. When I paint a portrait, I can depict the personality of a person through their expression, and the light in their eyes with a paintbrush much more accurately than I could ever describe it verbally or in writing.

Melissa Gish

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June Bucher

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Biva Polen

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Christy Bloom

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Deborah Penland

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Jody Nicklaus

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Juliannette Bowman

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