Category Archives: VISUAL ARTISTS

Barbara Farrell – Watercolor Artist

Barbara Farrell is an accomplished, award winning artist with over 30 years of experience in watercolor painting. In addition to teaching at the Clearing, she has given workshops in Northeastern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin. A popular demonstrator for Art Leagues , she currently teaches classes for the Kenosha Art Association and the Dear Path Art League in Lake Forest.

Bess Yontz: Illustration

A graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University (BS) with a concentration in illustration. A multimedia artist with experience in traditional fine art techniques, digital, and photography.

I enjoy creating scenes that share stories that both broaden the imagination and share a new perspective. Utilizing various techniques both new and old to create inspires me. I think there is much to be understood and utilized from traditional artwork and techniques and new insights can be created from the new and improving digital art mediums.

Presently a freelance artist and available for commission work.


Mary C. Spence – Visual Artist – Poet – Professional Organizer

Mary C. Spence has been organizing and motivating solutions for situations and spaces, connecting people and places for over 12 years thru her small business, Made to Organize. She is a Certified Nurse Assistant and has experience as Legal Secretary, Personal Administrative Assistant, Medical Receptionist, wife and mother, PTA Secretary, Girl Scout Leader and Nature Club President. She is 2009 Leadership Kenosha alumni.

Mary has recently been published in the “Poems of the World,” Vol. 16. No. 1, Autumn 2011 and at the present time is working on completing a book of poems and photography.

Originally from a southwest suburb of Chicago, she now lives in Kenosha, in the woods by a creek with her husband, two dogs, two cats, lots of deer, and birds! She loves nature and uses it as a source of healing inspiration for social spirituality in her photography, poetry and pastel art.

Mary C. Spence
4000 7th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144