Visual Artist specialized in Contemporary Abstract Art. I make all my pieces with an emotional attachment to Nature. My fascination with the beauty of the Universe and the strength of water, its movement and variation of colors. This is my everyday inspiration, hoping to transmit my love for art and nature on my canvas.
Jim Heroux is a professional watercolor artist and an award winning design architect. His buildings and inspired designs can be found in 26 different states. His unique talent and easy going way with people allows him to translate the technical need of a building owner into a built reality greater than the owner ever expected.
Since his retirement from architecture, watercolor painting has given him the opportunity to exceed in a completely different art form. He is a member or the Great Plains Watercolorist Society and has won several awards in the South Dakota Masterworks Competition. In 2014-6 Jim was selected to show work his work in the SD Governor’s 6th Biennial Art Exhibition that toured South Dakota.
Jim also teaches beginning watercolor classes. During the Spring, Summer and Fall and has taught watercolor classed in Destin, Florida where he and his wife winter.
lis a watercolor artist with her current focus on watercolor batik.
She has been painting for over 20 yrs, attended numerous workshops, seminars and paints with a local group in Pierre, SD. She has received numerous awards, nationally, regionally and locally. Her affiliations include Northern Plains Watercolor Society, Rapid City, SD; Great Plains Watercolor Society, Sioux Falls, SD; Red River Watercolor Society, Fargo, ND; Northstar Watermedia Society, Minneapolis, MN; Bismarck Art Gallery, Bismarck, ND. Although she does not teach formal classes, she is always ready to share her knowledge and insight into watercolor.
I am a hobby photographer who enjoys taking pictures along the way of his life. The images come from all around my world and I find beauty in nearly everything I encounter. I don’t specialize in any one particular type of photography, just as my life is not just a specific path. My camera joins me and my family as we travel through our lives.
I take pictures to celebrate my life and the wonders of it. The images help me remember times and places of my life. I really hope that you find some pictures that you truly enjoy and they will spark a memory or smile in your day. Thanks for visiting me. I really enjoy hearing other’s stories that my pictures might spark in them. Please feel free to share them with, as it makes my heart soar when I learn that my images have made an impact in others.
I’m Jensen Twite, an artist currently in South Dakota. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of South Dakota in 2019. I work in pencil drawing, ink, and photography. My work usually follows two paths: nostalgia/childhood and women’s empowerment.
I love drawing portraits and musical instruments. Realism is a challenge that I really enjoy. I also like playing with illustrational qualities in pen and ink line drawings.
My other passion is film photography and playing with analog processes as well as hand coloring black and white photographs.
You can also watch me work on my portraits by subscribing to my YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/jensentwiteart
Portrait and landscape painter specializing in mom-and-child portraits and the landscape of the prairie region.
Full-time mother and entrepreneur, Jillian was born and raised in Sioux Falls and is a full time professional artist. Her specialties include portrait painting, mural art, and live wedding painting.
I work in watercolors preferring to paint landscapes, people, and animals. I like the freedom watercolors offers and am finding out the more I paint, the more there is to learn.
Joe Schaeffer is a graphic designer, educator, and artist. He was born in Santa Barbara, Ca, was raised and currently resides in Sioux Falls, SD. Schaeffer co-owns graphic design studio Made By Thaw, maintains his own painting practice, and has recently taught design courses at the University of South Dakota.
His body of work is grounded in his background of design. He works intuitively with ink, oil, acrylic, and various other media to create abstract works that illicit a calligraphic energy and intensity. Schaeffer’s use of ink as the primary graphic element of his compositions has become a distinguishing feature of his visual language.
John Snyder is a Medium-Format Film and Digital Photographer. He has a broad range of photographic interests, from traditional darkroom printmaking with focus on landscapes and portraiture, to digital photo journalism or studio lighting techniques. This year John was awarded the Great Plains Magazine Photographer of the Year Award by the Tulsa Press Club.
John is also experienced with color grading film, he is a certified commercial drone pilot and an award winning cinematographer. He enjoys producing commercial work for clients looking for unique and professional presentations of their brands, or working with individuals on passion projects.