Kathie Wheeler, “The Road Home,” oil on canvas

Since her early teens, this prolific painter has felt an intimate connection with the landscape, and her love for it surfaces brilliantly in each of her canvases.

The Cedarburg Art Museum in Wisconsin is hosting “Down a Country Road” through November 5. The exhibition is a solo display of outstanding plein air paintings by Kathie Wheeler, who currently lives and works on a small farm in southwestern Wisconsin. Very much inspired by the French Barbizon and Hudson River Schools, Wheeler’s works have an inner luminance that enlivens the surfaces of her landscapes — a feature that has helped the artist capture numerous awards, including Best of Show during the 2014 Cedarburg Plein Air Festival.

To learn more, visit the Cedarburg Art Museum.

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Andrew Webster
Andrew, who worked for Streamline Publishing as an editor and more, graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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