North American Spirit - June 6 - 29


Irene Schomacker

Irene Schomacker has come back to art after a long career as a feline veterinarian.  Retirement was supposed to enable her to do many different things, but art has taken over her life! She was fortunate to have studied with Charles Stanley Lewis, and David Gross. She really enjoys learning new concepts and techniques each and every time she picks up a paintbrush.

Kay Tucker

Kay, an Abstract Expressionist, was an art major at Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri, under the direction of Sidney Larson. After marrying, Kay took classes at the University of  Kansas and Kansas City Art Institute.

In 1971, Kay was named Director of the Angerer Gallery in the early River Quay, Kansas City’s first “Art and Gallery District”.

After years as a Chef, Kay returned to painting, moving to Paola, Kansas to paint under the  direction of American Painter, David K. Gross in his studio. Today, Kay’s studio is in her home where she tries to paint everyday.

Painter Joan Mitchell, an American Abstract Expressionist, has had the most profound         influence on Kay’s painting.

The past 2 years have been spent enjoying the collaboration with fellow Kansas painter, Irene Schomacker and continuing her quest for achieving pure abstract expressionism.