(Please see Bill Luchsinger tomorrow, July 30th)<br>Karen Strohbeen and Bill Luchsinger, two of the Midwest's most successful fine artist for the past 25 years, expanded their audience when they created the nationally syndicated Public Television gardening series, The Perennial Gardener with Karen Strohbeen. With Karen as the on-air talent and Bill behind the camera writing, producing, and directing each segment, the television series combines their life-long love of gardening and their innovative artwork.<br>Having met as art students at Drake University in Des Moines, Karen and Bill now live on 80 acres of idyllic central Iowa farmland. Widely known for their paintings, printmaking, sculpture, and now their innovative works on ceramic tiles, they have been at the forefront of digital printmaking, which is their ongoing focus. Available images in their portfolio number in the hundreds.
Love of nature has inspired both Karen and Bill as they continue to explore their distinctive artistic styles. Whether it is Karen's whimsical and fantastic interpretations of flowers and garden life or Bill's peaceful studies of nature born out of the photographic medium, their styles have found the perfect home in their limited edition prints and tile works.<br>With the introduction of their tile works over the past ten years, Karen and Bill have created an incredibly popular medium on which they can reproduce their limited edition images. Whether the image is captured on a single 12-by-12 inch tile or enlarged and printed on tiles in groupings of four to fifty, this new medium has multiple applications in home dÃƒÆ’Ã‚©cor.<br>Karen Strohbeen and Bill Luchsinger are committed to pursuing their art wherever technological advances take them.
University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History
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