painting

Body of Art
Video | November 10, 2016
Madison artist Dawn Marie Svanoe uses the human body as her canvass to create mind-bending images. Her models are nearly nude when she applies special makeup like paint on her living canvass. Her “body of art” includes a matador, mermaids, a broken doll, and a chess board. Transforming the human body into a work of art, her artwork is here today but gone tomorrow.
Wisconsin Life #408: “Creative Origins”
Video | November 9, 2016
Meet the UW-Barron Rube Goldberg team, a muskie fisherman, a body artist from Madison, and a Shakespeare therapy program for veterans.
Wisconsin Life #402: “Guiding Lights & Gurus"
Video | September 28, 2016
Meet a man who leads an after-school boxing program for at-risk youth, an artist who paints extremely realistic landscapes, a volunteer firefighter, a DNR wildlife program associate who leads crane-watching events, and a “The Andy Griffith Show” fan who drives a replica Mayberry squad car.
Audio | April 29, 2016
Sherry Ackerman always loved art but hid her interest and her work until retirement. Now she sells her paintings and helps other nonprofessional artists discover and nurture their own artistic skills. 
Video | March 24, 2015
Classically-trained artist Marie Fritz Perry is an animal lover and competitive horsewoman.
Audio | June 18, 2014
For nine days, 160 local and national artists paint Cedarburg during the town’s annual Plein Air Event. It’s the state’s largest gathering of artists.
Video | May 5, 2014
Jennifer Stevens is a member of the Oneida Nation who celebrates her cultural heritage through the arts.
Audio | February 5, 2014
Wence Martinez grew up in a Mexican town famous for its weaving. When he ran across a drawing by Milwaukee artist Sandra Hackbarth, the two began an artistic collaboration that grew into love.