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    Jan Sitts, professional artist, instructor and author.

    Jan Sitts has spent more than 30 years as a professional painter  and art instructor. Today, she is recognized for her large collection of contemporary works characterized by exuberant color, visceral texture, and bold design.

    Jeanne Bessette, professional painter and workshop instructor.

    After a successful 13 year career as a photographer, Jeanne Bessette felt the draw to return to her original love: painting. Her work can now be seen and purchased in over a dozen galleries across the United States.

    Kathryn Stats, professional artist

    Kathryn Stats studied with artists in the Salt Lake City area on a continuous basis for approximately 20 years and continues to study books on color and landscape painting including Plein Air California Painters, Taos painters, Carlson’s Guide to Landscape painting and the Russian masters, favoring Vasily Polenov.

    Susan Faust

    Susan Faust graduated in 1973 from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a BA in Fine Arts. She first pursued a career in ceramics and became a master potter and Artist in Residence for the State of West Virginia. Changing directions and longing to be a painter, she headed West in 1986.

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