Jacqueline Reeves Watercolor

                                                          Watercolors by Jacqueline Reeves at VIVA Gallery

VIVA Gallery’s First Thursday reception on August 3 will feature the watercolor paintings of Jacqueline Reeves. Jackie loves to paint the scenes that surround her, from life on the Lancaster, Wisconsin farm where she lives with her husband Byron, or favorite places from their travels together.

Jackie expresses herself best in watercolor, preferring the freshness and transparency of the medium. She likes the way that colors can mingle on the paper and yield unique and varying results. Through her work, Jackie feels that she is preserving a way of life that is fast disappearing, recording the chores and inhabitants of a small family farm. But she doesnt limit her painting to farm life. An avid traveler, Jackie captures engaging scenes with her camera, and returns to the farm to paint them. Her paintings often strike a chord with viewers, recalling places and points in time that make for happy memories. 

Paul Hatlem July's Artist

VIVA Gallery Welcomes Landscape Photographer Paul Hatlem

VIVA Gallery’s First Thursday reception on July 6 will feature photographer Paul Hatlem as guest artist. Paul is a landscape, nature and adventure photographer based in La Crescent, Minnesota.
Paul’s photography captures the seasons and beauty of the Midwest as well as scenes from his travels around the world. An avid hiker and kayaker, Paul also has the necessary patience that allows nature to reveal itself, and all of this culminates beautifully in his panoramic photography. His images captivate the viewer, affording a genuine sense of place. Paul uses high-resolution digital photography, capturing the subtle details of the natural world and transferring them to large print format with stunning clarity and color. Printing the images on canvas lends a painterly quality to his photographs.

Paul has a degree in Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin--La Crosse, and has been involved
in photography, graphic arts, and printmaking for more than 25 years. He does his own printing on fine art paper or canvas with archival quality pigmented inks. His images grace the walls of homes and corporate offices around the Midwest.