Valerie & Clarence Butcher
Val's Studio began with painting. But four years ago, Valerie began to lose her eyesight. Not wanting to give up art, she returned to her love of sculpting. While working on one of her pieces, she stopped at a glass studio for glass she needed. There she discovered an art form which was the start of her and Clarence using her pottery kiln to create fused and slumped glass art.
My country flavored artwork has been inspired by 16 years of farm life as a "pinecreeker" in rural Oregon, IL. I love painting buildings, especially barns but will paint anything that doesn't move. I'm amazed at God's handiwork as I study his originals to to mine.
Craig has been involved in stained glass since 1974. Received a bachelor's & master's degree from Northern Illinois University. Craig has taught for 25 years at various schools in the area, currently at Woodlawn Arts Academy. Craig has created more than 8,500 various pieces of art which has been sold and distributed to over 38 states and 23 countries. Craig also has worked for many institutions including the University of Chicago and the Frank Lloyd Wright Home studio and museum among over 200 churches in the United States and more.
Larry specializes in nature and landscape fine art photography and has produced award winning images in over nine countries utilizing high end digital equipment. It is Larry's goal to accurately portray the natural beauty of God's creation with his images, no unnatural filtrations or manipulations are used in his work.