Painter

Mary Clohessy

Mary Clohessy 

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Mary Clohessy had an opportunity to develop her interest in painting at an early age by receiving private art instructions at a St. Louis convent. After several years, which spanned a marriage, three children, and a move to Moberly, Missouri, she again pursued her love of painting and joined a newly-formed local art association. During this time she added three more children to her family while continuing to actively participate in all art opportunities.

While moving from Missouri to Chicago, Illinois, to Muncie, Indiana, and to Fort Wayne, Indiana, she sought out and became very involved in local art Guilds and Associations, winning many awards for her oil paintings, which depicted a wide range of subjects.

While being an early admirer of impressionism, her works are now definitely influenced by the realistic art of Andrew Wyeth, Ken Davies and Frederik Grue. 

She and her husband recently moved to Columbia, and are happy to be back in Missouri, near family both in Columbia and St. Louis. While admitting to being over 70, she still particularly likes to explore challenges to her abilities as a realist.

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Tel: 573- 814-0847


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Janet Bratcher

Janet Bratcher

I am a self-taught artist. I am motivated by self- teaching, and there is no better way to learn than to figure things out on your own. I am finally at a point in my life where I would like to turn my passion into more than just a hobby seen only by my family and friends. 

As long as I can remember I have been interested in the avenues of creativity. I have journeyed down many of these paths from painting, sculpture, quilting, beading and needlepoint. After years of picking up and losing interest in different mediums and craft projects, I finally feel I have found an art form that engages me. I found a style of my own. My style is inspired by the traditional impressionists. 

My medium of choice is oils pastels and India ink. I have a good eye for detail and love to show great textures and colors. I like to work in stages, starting by breaking up the surface into large general shapes and values keeping the painting abstract. This gives me a basic road map. I keep my attention on the entire surface and try not to get too picky on any single area.

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Tel: 573-999-9811


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Jamie Carey-Humphreys

Jamie Carey-Humphreys

I first discovered my God-given talent when my parents moved my two sisters and me from the big city to a horse ranch in Fulton, Missouri. I remember my parents giving me an oil painting set for Christmas when I was 8 years old. I clearly remember the excitement of opening my first tube of oil paints and squeezing it onto my pallet. I will never forget the feel of the rich, thick paints as I brushed it onto the canvas. The smell of the oil paints when I walk into my studio is as pleasing and comforting as the smell of fresh-baked oatmeal raisin cookies!

In school my favorite classes were art, home economics and drama. I think that they were the only classes in which I received As. I have furthered my art education by attending several drawing and painting classes at William Woods University in Fulton. I took what I had learned and produced workshops for the public on Intro to Oil Painting. I find I really enjoy teaching and helping others to learn how to paint. My future dream is starting a children's art camp.

I have received numerous awards in local, regional, and state competitions. My biggest honor was to be chosen one of Best of 50 for the Missouri State Fair Competition. I'm on the Board of Best of Missouri Hands, and a member of both the Columbia Art League and the Jefferson City Art Club. I do commissioned portraits in oil and graphite, murals, and logo designs. My style is realism. I tell my clients that I'm a photo realist. If they can get me a photo that is clear, and I can see the detail of the eyes, then I can produce a live spirit in the painting. I can create that image on my canvas. When I paint, I am passing on the spirit of that subject and recreating it on the canvas. When painting a portrait, I do the eyes first. If they don't sparkle back at me, there is no reason to continue.

My family is made up of four boys and five grandchildren. (It's great being a grandma!) The boys have their own lives now, and my husband, John, and I own and operate Kingdom of Callaway Vineyard and Studio from our family farm in Fulton.

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T: 573-220-3319


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Renate Brady

Renate Brady

Born and raised in Frankfurt, Germany, Renate now lives in Columbia, Missouri where she maintains her studio. "There has always been a desire within me to be creative, whether I was painting or designing a logo or corporate image."

Renate earned a Bachelor of Science degree in arts and graphic design from Columbia College, where she studied under Professors Sidney Larson and Ben Cameron. After a long career in commercial art, she decided to fulfill her dream and devote more time to her paintings, focusing on both regional and international subject matter, and allowing herself to appeal to a diverse audience.

" I always loved the feel of paper, and choosing to paint on paper rather than canvas was consequently an obvious decision."

Her mediums includes pastels, watercolor, mixed medium, acrylic, pen and ink. Color, whether brilliant or subtle, is the element that drives her to create paintings with feelings and sensations, with vibrant and bold colors. Her work reflects nature in natural and abstract forms where she experiments with surface quality in color relationships and simplifying reality to slight abstract forms. All works make an open statement to the viewer. She has received numerous awards in many juried and invitational exhibits, local and regional.

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W: www.renatebrady.com


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