Alive with Color

“Camp Store” by Karen Shanahan.

The Door County Art League (DCAL) Gallery, Fish Creek, features the artwork of Polly Joubert and Karen Shanahan, for the week July 11 – 17.

Acrylic painter Joubert describes her art as narrative painting in the folk art tradition. She is inspired by the landscapes, architecture and culture of the upper Midwest. Her lively works are known for their activity and fine detail. She said, “These things draw my viewers into the paintings and into the stories I am telling.” Her work has been juried into a several exhibits including the Hardy Gallery in Ephraim and she has received numerous awards.

Shanahan began pursuing her dream of becoming an artist in the late 1990s. Her goal is to have fresh, sparkling watercolors alive with light, color, a little magic and a touch of mystery. One way she does this is by saving the whites – letting the clean white paper show. She also paints the negative space around objects, instead of painting them positively.

The DCAL gallery is open every day from 11 am to 5 pm (3 pm on Sundays). It is located in the rear courtyard of the Top of the Hill Shops. For more information visit