Christine Reichow and Barbara Groenteman have some things in common, both have a love of nature, watercolors and both generously donated to our Susan G Komen $20,000 Art Festival Shopping Spree Chance Giveaway fundraiser. They will both be interviewed Friday morning by the local Fox affiliate about their participation in the Coconut Point Art Festival this weekend as well as their donation to the exciting Susan G Komen Art Shopping Spree.
Christine Reichow is inspired by nature and uses watercolors as her media of choice. She grew up in Michigan and her parents influenced her love of art and nature. Christine says that she strives “to stir emotion. My desire is for the beholder to experience the serenity of a landscape, the splendor of a bird, the richness of a flower.”
Barbara Groenteman also is inspired by nature, as an avid gardener she often looks to her own tropical foliage to paint. She also travels to zoos, gardens and takes photographs for inspiration to take back to her studio to sketch and start her next painting. Barbara describes her journey as an artist as taking her on paths where “I discover, grow and blossom.”
If you are in the Bonita Springs/Naples area Valentine’s Day Weekend stop by this exciting festival. Enter to win a fabulous art shopping spree by stopping by the Susan G Komen booth at the Art Festival. The show will run Saturday February 11th, 2012 – Sunday February 12th, 2012 from 10 am – 5 pm. All artists will be onsite for the duration of the festival so stop by.