Not So Starving Artist of the Week: Gerri Buteyn

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Gerri Buteyn

This week we congratulate Wisconsin “Starving” to Successful workshop participant Gerri Buteyn! Read more about this extraordinary artist:

1.    How long have you been creating art? When did you decide that you wanted to become a professional artist?

I’ve been creating art since I was very young, but more professionally since college.  From 2002 to 2007, I took time off from teaching art to work as a professional artist. Even though I have returned to teaching, I continue to work professionally, promoting my work through my website and doing shows and commissioned work.

2.    What mediums/tools are you using?

My “Slices of Life” series is underpainted with acrylics and finished with oils. The mural work that I have been doing has been done 90% in acrylic.  I also do quite a lot of graphic design work and an occasional watercolor.

3.    From where do you take your inspiration?  What well-known artist do you emulate?

I would have to say that I get my inspiration from surrounding myself with the life and colors in nature, but there are many artists that I admire.

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Find your inspiration by attending the next “Starving” to Successful Artist’s Workshop online or in your area. Learn more at http:/xanadugallery.com/Workshop/indexcurr.asp or by calling 480-368-9929 and asking for Ashley.

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About the Author: Ashley Sinclair

Director of Marketing for Xanadu Gallery, lover of art, music and all things creative.

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