Artist Virginia Haines

Born and raised in the small village of Pierz, my life was surrounded by the rich prairies and farmlands of North Central Minnesota.  As a little girl and teenager, I spent my spring weekends and summer months at the family lakehome, where many species of ducks swam along the shoreline and the woods was abundant with wildlife. I admired the beautiful birch trees as they stood so creamy white and bold among numerous evergreens, ponds, lakes and creeks.

I have been creating, drawing and painting as a self-taught artist which will always be a unique part of my life. I am in my studio most of my spare time, always planning a new approach to a surrealistic landscape painting in one of my mediums, watercolor as top choice, then oils, acrylics, or experimental projects for fun.

After many years of painting landscapes and wildlife, techniques and use of color have been constantly upgraded. I am constantly exploring many new ideas and use of various mediums while trying more creative approaches and new subject matter in my compositions. Artist supplies and sources offer more opportunities to try new products and exciting experimental painting.
I enjoy trying some abstracts, new techniques, use of brighter colors both in my landscapes and other subject matter. My passion for painting gives me constant reminder that there is always more to learn through new challenges.

I have given art instructions in watercolor, watercolor on Yupo Paper, acrylics, and oil painting. I enjoyed setting up group outdoor painting groups. I offer private lessons in my studio on a one-on-one basis in my Hudson WI home.

Memberships in art societies:
Minnesota Watercolor Society, (Accepted Paintings 1)
NorthStar Watermedia Society, National Watercolor Society
Mid-Southern Watercolor Society, (Accepted Paintings 4)
Artists of Northwest Arkansas, (Signature Status)
Community Arts Base, River Falls WI
Phipps Art Center, Hudson WI

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