The Northville Art House partners with community organizations and businesses to promote the appreciation of the arts, arts education, and local artists. The Downtown Artist Series has a rotating presentation of work by established and emerging artists inside the Tuscan Café, located at 141 E Main St. in Downtown Northville. Featured work will be on view in tri-monthly exhibitions and available for purchase through the Northville Art House online Artisan Store. Learn more below about our current artists Kevin Grow and Jennifer McCallum.
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Kevin Grow grew up in Michigan and has lived in the Detroit metro area since 1986. He has a B. S. in Computer Science from Michigan State University and Master’s Degree in Business from Central Michigan University. Kevin worked as an IT professional at Ford for 32 years before retiring in 2018.
He has been a lifelong visual art enthusiast and later in life actively pursued photography and painting. After retiring, he has focused primarily on oil painting, taking classes and workshops to further his skills.
“My work is oil on canvas or panels, created in plein air or in studio. My process is either all prima or using layers and glazing. I paint to convey the emotion of the visual representation through form and color. My goal is to give the viewer a sense of light, movement, and emotional connection to the painting. I have been inspired by the works of Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Joaquin Sorolla, Andres Zorn, John Singer Sargent, and Johannes Vermeer.”
Rose Marie Starke grew up in Livonia and attended Kendall School of Design. She worked as a commercial artist at several advertising agencies before raising a family and working on freelance art.
Starke’s Studio was her home-based business for 28 years. In addition to commercial graphic design and logo development, her work includes calligraphy, hand-painted ornaments, and hand-made greeting cards. She paints with watercolor, acrylic and ink. In the last few years paper collage has been an inspiration. Her collages are created with colored and textured papers with unique details enhanced by a variety of materials as well as pastels and colored pencil.
Rose Marie’s life is always changing, but it always seems to include art, animals and nature as well as a strong desire to network with other artists.
“A lot of my artwork reflects my love of nature, animals, design and letters. With my graphic design, calligraphy and multi media teaching backgrounds, I am able to create in a variety of styles. My work is a personal statement made through the innovation of color, texture and design elements with which I express my moods and ideas. I am hoping the viewer shares some of my inner feelings that inspired me to create my art.”
Learn more at https://portfoliosforartists.com/rosemariestarke/