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Gin Lammert

Gin's art career began with the sale of a painting during her high school years.  After college, she began participating in juried-in fine art shows where she won numerous awards from Best of Show to Honorable mention.  Her works reside in both private and corporate art collections throughout the United States, Germany, and Japan.
For close to 50 years, "getting-a-likeness" in portraiture has been, and continues to be, the majority of studio work she creates.  This body of work is comprised of over 300 custom/commissioned works for clients as paintings of beloved property, events, professional career portraits (Dr.'s and Judges), family members, and loved animal companions.  
Since 2015, she has expanded her art studies by embracing the movement called "plein air". Artists paint on location/outdoors instead of an indoor studio.  Drawing and painting in natural light, where there is continued movement, has its own challenges and rewards.  Lessons learned painting outdoors have only increased Gin's level of understanding and seeing shapes, color harmony, and values (lights to darks).  These are building blocks for an artist to create their stories shared in visual works.  
Born in Southern Iowa, she has grown up experiencing both city and farm life this state has to offer. In 2000, Gin opened a studio in Bentonsport, IA.  This space moved to different locations in the community before she spent  8 years as being an artist-in-residence at the Iron and Lace store.  She now travels throughout the state sharing her accumalitive knowledge by teaching, mentoring, and demonstrating in public events designed to promote visual arts.   She has lived in Davis Co. IA these past 22 years with her husband Keith and indoor cats. 
"I am blessed to share my passion for the arts and gardening with grandkids, family, and friends  There is always something new to discover every day."

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