BAYFIELD GIFTS & ART
Happy Holidays! Come visit us, get your passport stamped, and enjoy a glass of wine while you explore the gallery! Find one-of-a-kind pottery, paintings, jewelry, cards, prints, and fabulous gifts!
Located in the heart of downtown Bayfield, WI @ 104 Rittenhouse Avenue. Check out our artists below!
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With a style aptly coined Sophisticated Fun, I delight in capturing the moments of life’s minutia in my fashion & lifestyle illustration. My hallmark? Keeping my visual stories fresh, invigorating and memorable with a dash of wit.
As I reflect on my life, I cannot pinpoint where my love for art began, I simply have always loved art. It has filled my heart and led me on a life journey full of teaching, creating, learning, and exploring.
My paintings are influenced by traditional landscapes including notions of foreground and background, movement, structure, and scale. I enjoy breaking the boundaries of the horizon and proportion by layering compositional elements in unexpected ways.
Todd Schabel is a contemporary realist oil painter who grew up in Central Wisconsin. One of Todd’s most common subjects is old barns and buildings. “There is joy in more places than we can imagine, and my hope is to encourage others to pause and see more of that beauty around us, but even more importantly, to nurture it.”
Kathi Pearson Dunn is an impressionist pastel painter who creates from her studios in Hayward WI and Tubac AZ. “I now see the natural world around me as paintings waiting to be born and it is my joy to reinterpret those images through my art.”
I love to weave. Sitting at the loom, watching the fibers interlock to create color mixes, patterns, texture and usable fabric – this all makes me happy. My goal is that my weaving projects useful and enjoyed. And I will experience joy as I continue to expand my skills and grow in my work.
Nan Onkka is a printmaking artist who lives on Minnesota’s north shore of Lake Superior. She creates woodcut prints inspired by the lakes and woods near her home.
I am a Minneapolis artist working in the ancient medium of encaustic and incorporating mixed media into my paintings. I work in encaustic for its translucency, luminosity, malleability, and durability.
Maggie Jaszczak is a potter and mixed-media artist originally from Ontario, Canada. She completed her undergraduate studies in Canada and earned her MFA in Ceramics from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in 2013.
Northern Wisconsin based abstract painter, Kimberly Erickson, has been creating alcohol ink on aluminum paintings since 2015. Kimberly’s paintings are almost luminescent with rich, vibrant colors as light influences the depth of color.
Ginnie Cappaert is a full-time visual artist with a studio/gallery in Door County, Wisconsin. Her surroundings of nature and travels inspire and influence the oil, cold wax, mixed media paintings that she has become known for.
Steve continues to bring to the clay canvas. Each work of art is one-of-a-kind and many have been created based upon nature, seasons, worldwide cultures, and influences from life experiences. The painstaking attention to detail in each piece created by Steve, from original concept to the finished artwork, shows the dedication and pride he takes in his work.
The possibilities with form, movement and poignancy lend a fluidity to the work. While Lenore Lampi likes the notion that the work appeals for reasons of design eloquence, the subject matter can reflect poignant memories, notions of strength, endurance and subtlety.
I find a synergy between the natural ecosystem and the creative ecosystem, where the multitudes of nature and the thousands of years of clay overlap. This is a place where I am free to explore, and this exploration inevitably feeds back into both my work and life. I am interested in the ways in which we interact with nature, sometimes symbiotically and other times in contradictory ways.
I first encountered woodcuts as a young art student in Sarasota Florida, at New College and the Ringling School of Art. One of the first ever exhibits of the northern Canadian Inuit stone cut prints was on display at the Ringling Museum of Art, along with the grand Reubens paintings and the full-size replica of Michelangelo’s David. Twenty-five years later I traveled to the workshop on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic to see the stonecutting in progress.
Rooted in the strong folk pottery traditions of Minnesota and Wisconsin, Kathy’s work centers on themes of the natural world. Often decorated and thrown, the forms spontaneously reflect on nature, history, and culture.
To me, the art of wet felting is about enjoying the process and pushing the limits of the materials. I can become completely absorbed and entranced when sculpting my products, focused on what is right in front of me as well as the texture and smell of the wool.
I have been a professional artist for the past 10 years working in oil painting. During the the summer and fall you can find me at Plein Air festivals at Galleries doing demos and conducting workshops. My winter and spring I spend a lot of time painting in my studio working on larger pieces and using my Plein air studies for studio paintings.
I’m continually inspired by this Great Lake Superior and the clay itself, my dearest friend who reminds me to be flexible and also strive for long term integrity. This medium feeds my head, heart, and hands.
The planted rows and distant hills of Minnesota farmland, the pines and waters of Northern Wisconsin, and Florida- where snowy fields become sandy shores. All these are embedded deep in my memory, and appear in my work as dreamlike paintings.