Nadine Rippelmeyer

 

My inspiration comes primarily from my faith. In addition, my family--husband Drake, sons Isaac and Josiah, and daughter Elise---provide tremendous support and encouragement. I also find that I use my background in dance, nursing, music, and theater to more fully explore each subject that I paint. Having traveled and lived in South America, Asia, and Europe, I delight in varied landscapes, cultures, and people. My life experience is varied: I've worked in Cambodian refugee camps with the United Nations, worked for Johns Hopkins on the White Mountain Indian Reservation, been an NICU and OB nurse, practiced dance therapy at a state hospital, and taught many things: piano, ballet, public health, English, and more. I believe that we are gifted in many areas, and that many disciplines 'cross over'. Although I now teach many mediums, I most enjoy working with water based media and pencil and, most recently, photography. Though mostly self-taught, I voraciously read art journals, magazines, and books gathering new ideas at every turn! I currently sell to clients worldwide.

 

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Linda Petersen

 

Art and teaching have always reflected Linda’s true heart and passion. After achieving a double major in Art and Education from TCU in Fort Worth, Linda moved to Arkansas, drawn by the beauty of the region and the warmth of its people. As Chair of the Siloam Springs ISD Art Department for 20 years, Linda’s students consistently achieved recognition for artistic excellence as winners of regional, state and national contests. She played integral roles in developing curriculum for the Beginning and Advanced Art programs at Siloam Springs High School and in co-developing an interdisciplinary program called Creative Publications, a blending of art, business and technology for high school students. Her passion has always been facilitating the success of her students, from the novice to the most gifted.

Linda has studied and practiced watercolor painting for the past 20 years, attending workshops under gifted teachers like Douglas Walton, watercolorist and art professor at Louisiana Tech University, internationally acclaimed artist John Salminen, and Linda Kemp, artist and author. These and other nationally acclaimed artists have greatly influenced Linda’s painting and teaching styles.

 

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Stephanie Lee

 

     Stephanie Lee was born in Minnesota but has lived in Arkansas since she was 6-years-old.  She moved from Fort Smith to Fayetteville in 2001.  Stephanie divides her time between being a mother to her three children, painting portrait commissions and teaching oil painting classes and workshops at The Art Location.

 

     Stephanie has been teaching oil painting at The Art Location for several years.  She focuses her attention on each individual student and works with them at their pace.  In her class, you will not only learn how to work with the oil paint medium but you will improve your drawing skills and learn the importance of value and correct color mixing.  Stephanie teaches how to paint a complicated subject by simplifying shapes, value and color and working with a limited palette so that you don’t get caught up in the details too soon.  She will teach you how to set yourself up for success by being well prepared at the beginning of your painting so that you are free to use artistic license at the end.

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Leigh Kate Ochieng

 

I started playing around with art at a very early age using whatever I could find to make a masterpiece.  I have a picture of me at age 3 on the front page of the newspaper, painting on an easel during pre-school.  My Mom was so proud!

 

I studied some art in college and worked mainly with children using various grieving models.  I received my BA in psychology with an emphasis in children and using creative arts.  I then lived in Colorado and worked with a youth team and worked as a makeup artist for Estee Lauder companies.  I have taken various art courses including pottery.

 

I then moved back to Fayetteville and received my Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and focused on using art as a tool to help people rehabilitate.  I worked as an art programmer and taught art to individuals with traumatic brain injuries and other disabilities and helped organize art shows to promote art and awareness in the community.  I continue to use art as a therapeutic tool to help people rehabilitate.  What a Great Journey It has Been!!!  I can’t wait to work with you.

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Duane Coleman

 

Duane Coleman is a multidisciplinary designer with an eye for the unordinary.  He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Visual Design and a minor in Photography.  While there, he also took classes in the fields of Motion Design and Animation.

Duane has over 20 years of real world experience in the fields of Graphic Design and Motion Design.  During his career he has worked as Lead Designer in a Print Shop, Graphic Artist for a large Healthcare Provider, Creative Director for an industry leader in the field of Architecture, Multimedia Director for a Nationally recognized provider of education in the fields of forensic and crime analysis and Graphic Artist for a large retail chain.  He brings all of this experience to the classroom.

 

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Cherry Keaton

 

 Cherry is a proud wife and mother of three who resides in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Cherry has been painting since 2003, when she studied under Dianne Roberts in Benton, Arkansas.  Cherry joined The Art Location in 2011 where she studies under Nadine Rippelmeyer and other local artists, is the office manager and assists with adult and children’s classes.  She enjoys volunteering in her community and spending time with her family.

 

     “I believe that God allows us to express our emotions through art and that art is a powerful tool that can heal, bring joy and unite people from many different backgrounds and lifestyles.  Having traveled across the US, South America and China, I have had the opportunity to experience different cultures and I enjoy incorporating those cultures into my art.  My background in the field of biology gives me a view into the world that many do not get to see.  I enjoy using God’s microscopic wonders and designs in my paintings.”

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Patty Vicknair

 

As an artist, emotion and color are the two driving forces behind Patty’s work. She likes to explore these forces thru bright colorful paintings. Patty says “I love a great portrait where the emotion comes through the eyes.” She paints mostly in watercolor and acrylic, some with glitter accents. Her images are bold and bright and light up a room. Her love of expression is not limited to people, animals often have become subjects for many paintings.

 

Patty has been teaching locally acrylic and watercolor painting to adults for a while (7 years) and enjoys the thrill of helping others achieve their creative goals. When not teaching and practicing professional art marketing for her company, Patty finds time to create new works! If you choose to purchase any piece of her art you will be enchanted by the amount of detail and care put into each work, which will provide you years of enjoyment!

 

Come join her class and have a great time being creative with your new friends.   Every Wednesday 7-9 PM

 

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Emily

 

I've lived in Fayetteville all my life and have been taking art classes at The Art Location for about 8 years. This wonderful place has taught me so much and I want to share what I've learned with your kids. My main goal is for your kids to feel as comfortable and excited as possible when coming into my classes. I hope to bring passion for art and much more into their creative little minds!

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Shelby

 

Shelby Nichols is a fun, quirky Arkansas native with an adventurous spirit. Entirely self-taught in graphite, she's never been without a pencil. She has also studied in oil, acrylic, and watercolor.

Now a published illustrator, Shelby works as a teacher while traveling to comic cons selling her work. She is an avid reader and loves to travel, hoping to visit all seven continents one day.

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Stacy

 

Stacy Ericson is a photographer and writer with a background in history. Her play about the three women who helped Joan of Arc during her last months was recently produced by Magdalene Serenity House and her short stories can be found on Amazon. Stacy specializes in portrait photography and iPhone imagery and is a co-founder of "Images without Borders," a fine art photography project established to send aid to Haiti after the 2009 earthquake disaster. After thirteen years of academic editing she is presently working on a young adult novel about the Bronze Age, illustrations for children's picture books, and an e-book about art journaling.

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Barbara

 

Barbara has a B.A. in Fine Arts and continues to study and take classes wherever she is. After beginning in oils, she moved into pastel work because of the immediacy and the brilliant subtle effects of the medium. She loves teaching in Northwest Arkansas and her classes underscore the luminous colors of the pastel medium while emphasizing an understanding and mastery of the important concepts of form, tone and dimension. Barbara's artwork has shown in the region and she painted a mural for a local outreach center.  Her work captures the brilliance and softness of pastels along with subtle play of light and shadow. Barbara's classes emphasize student confidence and comfort, using small projects in the beginning and progressing towards 8"x10" pieces incorporating both land and sea.

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Nadine Rippelmeyer

Contact her My inspiration comes primarily from my faith. In addition, my family--husband Drake, sonsIsaac and Josiah, and daughter Elise---provide tremendous support and encouragement. I also find that I use my background in dance, nursing, music, and theater to more fully explore each subject that I paint. Having traveled and lived in South America, Asia, and Europe, I delight in varied landscapes, cultures, and people. My life experience is varied: I've worked in Cambodian refugee camps with the United Nations, worked for Johns Hopkins on the White Mountain Indian Reservation, been an NICU and OB nurse, practiced dance therapy at a state hospital, and taught many things: piano, ballet, public health, English, and more. I believe that we are gifted in many areas, and that many disciplines 'cross over'. Although I now teach many mediums, I most enjoy working with water based media and pencil and, most recently, photography. Though mostly self-taught, I voraciously read art journals, magazines, and books gathering new ideas at every turn! I currently sell to clients worldwide.

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Linda Petersen

Art and teaching have always reflected Linda’s true heart and passion. After achieving a double major in Art and Education from TCU in Fort Worth, Linda moved to Arkansas, drawn by the beauty of the region and the warmth of its people. As Chair of the Siloam Springs ISD Art Department for 20 years, Linda’s students consistently achieved recognition for artistic excellence as winners of regional, state and national contests. She played integral roles in developing curriculum for the Beginning and Advanced Art programs at Siloam Springs High School and in co-developing an interdisciplinary program called Creative Publications, a blending of art, business and technology for high school students. Her passion has always been facilitating the success of her students, from the novice to the most gifted. Linda has studied and practiced watercolor painting for the past 20 years, attending workshops under gifted teachers like Douglas Walton, watercolorist and art professor at Louisiana Tech University, internationally acclaimed artist John Salminen, and Linda Kemp, artist and author. These and other nationally acclaimed artists have greatly influenced Linda’s painting and teaching styles.

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Stephanie Lee

Stephanie was born in Minnesota but has lived in Arkansas since she was 6-years-old.  She moved from Fort Smith to Fayetteville in 2001.  Stephanie divides her time between being a mother to her three children, painting portrait commissions and teaching oil painting classes and workshops at The Art Location. Stephanie has been teaching oil painting at The Art Location for several years.  She focuses her attention on each individual student and works with them at their pace.  In her class, you will not only learn how to work with the oil paint medium but you will improve your drawing skills and learn the importance of value and correct color mixing.  Stephanie teaches how to paint a complicated subject by simplifying shapes, value and color and working with a limited palette so that you don’t get caught up in the details too soon.  She will teach you how to set yourself up for success by being well prepared at the beginning of your painting so that you are free to use artistic license at the end.

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Leigh Kate Ochieng

I started playing around with art at a very early age using whatever I could find to make a masterpiece.  I have a picture of me at age 3 on the front page of the newspaper, painting on an easel during pre-school.  My Mom was so proud! I studied some art in college and worked mainly with children using various grieving models.  I received my BA in psychology with an emphasis in children and using creative arts.  I then lived in Colorado and worked with a youth team and worked as a makeup artist for Estee Lauder companies.  I have taken various art courses including pottery.I then moved back to Fayetteville and received my Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and focused on using art as a tool to help people rehabilitate.  I worked as an art programmer and taught art to individuals with traumatic brain injuries and other disabilities and helped organize art shows to promote art and awareness in the community.  I continue to use art as a therapeutic tool to help people rehabilitate.  What a Great Journey It has Been!!!  I can’t wait to work with you

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Duane Coleman

Duane is a multidisciplinary designer with an eye for the unordinary.  He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Visual Design and a minor in Photography.  While there, he also took classes in the fields of Motion Design and Animation. Duane has over 20 years of real world experience in the fields of Graphic Design and Motion Design.  During his career he has worked as Lead Designer in a Print Shop, Graphic Artist for a large Healthcare Provider, Creative Director for an industry leader in the field of Architecture, Multimedia Director for a Nationally recognized provider of education in the fields of forensic and crime analysis and Graphic Artist for a large retail chain.  He brings all of this experience to the classroom.

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Cherry Keaton

Cherry is a proud wife and mother of three who resides in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Cherry has been painting since 2003, when she studied under Dianne Roberts in Benton, Arkansas.  Cherry joined The Art Location in 2011 where she studies under Nadine Rippelmeyer and other local artists, is the office manager and assists with adult and children’s classes.  She enjoys volunteering in her community and spending time with her family. “I believe that God allows us to express our emotions through art and that art is a powerful tool that can heal, bring joy and unite people from many different backgrounds and lifestyles.  Having traveled across the US, South America and China, I have had the opportunity to experience different cultures and I enjoy incorporating those cultures into my art.  My background in the field of biology gives me a view into the world that many do not get to see.  I enjoy using God’s microscopic wonders and designs in my paintings.”

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Patty Vicknair

As an artist, emotion and color are the two driving forces behind Patty’s work. She likes to explore these forces thru bright colorful paintings. Patty says “I love a great portrait where the emotion comes through the eyes.” She paints mostly in watercolor and acrylic, some with glitter accents. Her images are bold and bright and light up a room. Her love of expression is not limited to people, animals often have become subjects for many paintings.  Patty has been teaching locally acrylic and watercolor painting to adults for a while (7 years) and enjoys the thrill of helping others achieve their creative goals. When not teaching and practicing professional art marketing for her company, Patty finds time to create new works! If you choose to purchase any piece of her art you will be enchanted by the amount of detail and care put into each work, which will provide you years of enjoyment!  Come join her class and have a great time being creative with your new friends.   Every Wednesday 7-9 PM

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Emily Williams

I've lived in Fayetteville all my life and have been taking art classes at The Art Location for about 8 years. This wonderful place has taught me so much and I want to share what I've learned with your kids. My main goal is for your kids to feel as comfortable and excited as possible when coming into my classes. I hope to bring passion for art and much more into their creative little minds!

Top of page

Shelby Nichols

Shelby Nichols is a fun, quirky Arkansas native with an adventurous spirit. Entirely self-taught in graphite, she's never been without a pencil. She has also studied in oil, acrylic, and watercolor.

Now a published illustrator, Shelby works as a teacher while traveling to comic cons selling her work. She is an avid reader and loves to travel, hoping to visit all seven continents one day.

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Stacy Ericson

Stacy Ericson is a photographer and writer with a background in history. Her play about the three women who helped Joan of Arc during her last months was recently produced by Magdalene Serenity House and her short stories can be found on Amazon. Stacy specializes in portrait photography and iPhone imagery and is a co-founder of "Images without Borders," a fine art photography project established to send aid to Haiti after the 2009 earthquake disaster. After thirteen years of academic editing she is presently working on a young adult novel about the Bronze Age, illustrations for children's picture books, and an e-book about art journaling.

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Barbara Iglehart

Barbara has a B.A. in Fine Arts and continues to study and take classes wherever she is. After beginning in oils, she moved into pastel work because of the immediacy and the brilliant subtle effects of the medium. She loves teaching in Northwest Arkansas and her classes underscore the luminous colors of the pastel medium while emphasizing an understanding and mastery of the important concepts of form, tone and dimension. Barbara's artwork has shown in the region and she painted a mural for a local outreach center.  Her work captures the brilliance and softness of pastels along with subtle play of light and shadow. Barbara's classes emphasize student confidence and comfort, using small projects in the beginning and progressing towards 8"x10" pieces incorporating both land and sea.