Fresh Gallery

  • Address : 400 W. Walnut, Springfield, MO 65806
  • Phone : (417) 862-9300
  • Website : www.freshgallery.org
  • Hours of Operation : 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat; 6-10 p.m. First Fridays

Fresh Gallery presents Featured Artists Ann Marie Rausch and Jennifer Leeper in October. Ann Marie Rausch is Fresh’s resident three-dimensional painter. Rausch is a planner and it is expressed quite clearly in her painting. Rausch finds a piece of furniture that speaks to her. She then draws a scaled replica of the piece and sketches possible designs. Once a design is decided upon, she plots the colors. Rausch, who holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Design from Kansas State University, started pursuing a full-time career in art as her family grew up. Her initial interest was in watercolor illustrations for children’s books, but during that time she discovered acrylics, furniture and wall murals. The rest is colorful, whimsical, fantastic history. Jennifer Leeper is both an artist and an educator. An MSU graduate who has been teaching K-12 art for 10 years, Leeper works are quite different from Rausch’s pieces, yet the process is similar in the plotting and planning. Leeper works in colored pencil, graphite and charcoal. She chooses her subject and begins laying down a general sketch, then adds layer after layer of detail, contrast and value to create realistic pieces that represent her love of farm and rodeo life. While Leeper appreciates the impressionistic art of others, she prefers to create realistic pieces. One look at any of her farm drawings is proof that she has perfected her craft. The level of detail is astonishing and well worth a trip to Fresh Gallery.

 

Fresh Gallery

Fresh Gallery presents Featured Artists Ann Marie Rausch and Jennifer Leeper in October. Ann Marie Rausch is Fresh’s resident three-dimensional painter. Rausch is a planner and it is expressed quite clearly in her painting. Rausch finds a piece of furniture that speaks to her. She then draws a scaled replica of the piece and sketches possible […]

  • 400 W. Walnut, Springfield, MO 65806
  • (417) 862-9300
  • www.freshgallery.org
  • 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat; 6-10 p.m. First Fridays