contact name: Virginia Barker
I am a member of Artists of Minnesota and Central Minnesota Watercolorists
I have always had some form of art in my life. I enjoy trying new mediums and new canvas to paint on. I am a self taught artist who is sixty seven years old. I began painting on feathers ten years ago. We owned an acreage and had twelve Peafowl and some Turkeys which naturally molted feathers for me. I heard about feather painting from a friend who had visited Florida and had noticed some at a store there. I taught myself to paint on the feathers and it has opened up a new venue for selling my art. The Peafowl or Turkey feathers are hand painted Native American motif, Wildlife or the feather could be special ordered to show a portrait of a favorite pet.
I entered the Nebraska State Fair and won BEST IN DIVISION.
Also as a member of ARTISTS OF MINNESOTA I won the PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD at their Spring Show which was held in St. Cloud, MN in 2004.
I was GUEST ARTIST for Ashland, NE Art Council which was held in the St. Stephen's Episcopal Church which was built in 1872 and is a place which the Ashland Art Council holds their programs.
My art is shown at Oasis Gallery. Located at 822 West St. Germain in St. Cloud, MN 56301
July 28, 1938
St. Cloud, MN