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Wendy Chaney - Premium Artist

Wendy Chaney has lived all her life in Illinois and Wisconsin (and more recently Michigan) and is an unashamed lover of the midwest landscape.


  • Morning shadows by Wendy Chaney, pastel painting

    Morning shadows
    pastel painting

  • Forest Walk, Sunset by Wendy Chaney, pastel painting

    Forest Walk, Sunset
    pastel painting

  • Late Summer by Wendy Chaney, pastel painting

    Late Summer
    pastel painting

  • Blustery day by Wendy Chaney, oil painting

    Blustery day
    oil painting


Much of her inspiration comes from the beauty of the Great Lakes, the constantly changing light and color of the water and sky, as well as the poignancy of the disappearing rural landscapes.

Fueled by a growing addiction to the beauty and range of pastels (and just the pure fun of all those gorgeous colors!) and by the ease of her increasingly empty nest, Wendy has had the time of her life discovering the inherent possibilities of a blank piece of paper and a few hours uninterrupted time. Throw in the thrill of getting to disappear on her own on a beautiful summer day to “work” plein air and she feels like the cat that swallowed the canary. Recently, Wendy has begun experimenting with oil, and is learning that the lessons of one medium can inform and strengthen her work in the other. She is eternally grateful that she has stumbled upon this amazing, challenging, frustrating and incredibly fulfilling occupation, and hopes that her work will ultimately honor the joy she has discovered and the wonderful people who have encouraged her along the way.


  • Evening sail by Wendy Chaney, oil painting

    Evening sail
    oil painting

  • Expectant by Wendy Chaney, pastel painting

    Expectant
    pastel painting

  • Forsythia by Wendy Chaney, pastel painting

    Forsythia
    pastel painting

  • sisters by Wendy Chaney, pastel painting

    sisters
    pastel painting



Last modified: July 29, 2014 | Copyright 2014 Robert Genn, All Rights Reserved