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Shelley Brietzmann

Shelley Breitzmann is a landscape painter from Foxboro, WI. With a life-long passion for art, she is mainly self taught but studied at the University of WI-Superior in the early 1980’s. After 40 years of painting, initially with watercolor, she now mainly works with acrylic on canvas. Many of her pieces focus on the storms and effects of heavy weather generated by Lake Superior. Spending a lot of time outdoors, hiking, camping, kayaking and working around her home, has influenced the content of her work. “I can’t seem to get enough of trying to get on canvas the dynamic weather we have here in the north: the storm clouds, the fog rolling in, the rain, the snowstorms, the constant changes in the woods. It’s hard to live near Lake Superior and not be fascinated with its weather and how it impacts the life around it. To try to get that feeling on canvas is pretty compelling.”

She has been included in juried and invitational group art exhibitions and has paintings in private collections around the country.

“I hope each piece is open enough to allow the viewer to connect with it. We live in such a busy and complicated world; if a piece makes a connection with someone, and allows them to just stand back and breathe, that is very satisfying.”