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Anne Fines

Anne is a graduate of the renowned Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. Immediately following art school Anne proceeded to paint and teach while benefitting from two consecutive Canada Council award grants. She subsequently opened her own art gallery in Toronto. Her paintings, drawings, sculpture and mosaic murals can be found in private and museum collections internationally. Anne has taught for many years at the College of DuPage and the DuPage Art League. annefinesart.blogspot.com.

Marge Hall

Marge earned her degree in Commercial Art at Southern Illinois University's Vocational Technical Institute. Her first commercial job was head of the Art Department at Eastex Packaging in Aurora, IL and to this day we see her original artwork on cartons of Christmas Eggnog. After raising four boys, Marge began teaching at the DuPage Art League. Marge has received numerous honors and awards in prestigious competitions and shown her work in exhibits, art fairs, and galleries. She is particularly well known for her floral portraits. Examples of her work may be seen on her website at www.margehall.com.

Robert Pennor

Robert graduated from the Art Institute of Boston with a major in Illustration. His career began as a graphic artist and later he became a designer and illustrator for an aerospace corporation and advertising agency. Eventually he opened Pennor Associates where he created illustrations for ad agencies in Connecticut and New York City. On his own time he painted landscapes which he showed at galleries throughout the state. After a year in Portland, Oregon where he did illustrations for architects, he moved to Chicago to focus on his landscape painting full-time. Robert is a member of the American Society of Artists and Oil Painters of America. He has won numerous awards at art shows and his paintings are in many private collections throughout the country. He is currently represented by the Brigantine Gallery in Downers Grove, IL. His work may be seen at www.robertpennorgallery.com.

Lauren Peterson

Lauren Peterson graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago. After leaving the Academy Lauren worked in both the commercial and fine art fields, doing illustration, portraits, and other commissioned work. She currently conducts workshops and teaches drawing and painting classes in the Chicago area, maintains an active studio practice, and participates in local and national exhibits, most recently at Evanston Art Center, Art Center Highland Park, Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Art, and Barrington Cultural Arts Center. Her professional affiliations include memberships in Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, Portrait Society of America and numerous local arts organizations. Visit her website at www.laurenpetersonart.com.

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