ARTIST STATEMENT: Every situation has multiple perspectives, every moment a crossroad. I long to decipher the magic, heart and truth of the breath I am in. Perhaps it is an environmental or social issue, the broken flight of a bird, or the whisper of the fantastic. The way light shapes us all against the darkness can be found in the paint.
At Lost Moth Gallery, animals, landscapes, and dreams find form to tell their stories in the soft mystical painting style of resident artist Jeanne Kuhns. The figure finds its place in the clay of Mareen McGrath. Vessels drenched in beautiful glazes by Tony Menzer are showcased. This early 1900’s farmhouse turned Lost Moth Gallery shows the multimedia work of local artists with the common theme of love for nature and the magic to be found there, a reflection of the spirit of Door County, Wisconsin.
Jeanne Kuhns learned an appreciation of the painting process at her Grandmother’s knee, watching her paint in her studio with the scent of turpentine and cedar trees in the air.
Her life has taken her on many disciplinary roads and she has at different times focused on music, art and nursing . She attended William Rainey Harper College and studied art for one year before, switching to Zoology at the University of Montana for several years and then training to be a Registered Nurse.
She began painting seriously again in 1996 and sought out the art community in Door County. Refreshing and expanding her skills by taking classes at Penninsula Art School in Water Color, Figure drawing and Acrylic painting .
Moving to Door County in 2001, she showed at Fine Line Gallery from 2002 to 2004, then Woodwalk Gallery 2005 -2007.
Kuhns opened Lost Moth Gallery in 2008 in Carlsville, Wi. , in a renovated cheese factory. In 2014 she moved her gallery to Egg Harbor and established Lost Moth Gallery in an old farm house on Hwy 42, where she is currently owner and resident artist.