Liz Ann Lange is about to wrap up her residency at Sheboygan North High School. She is the third artist in residence that we have had in the past 1.5 years. This program is supported by the Sheboygan Area School District and Sheboygan North High School. It is always magical to see student interact with professional artists. There is always a high level of enthusiasm in the air.
The Sheboygan North High Artist in Residence Program is designed to expose, educate and engage the North High community to local and regional artists each semester during the current academic school year.
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The North High Art Department is happy to announce its upcoming artist in resident artist, Liz Ann Lange. Liz will be joining us on September 23, 2015.
Liz Ann Lange graduated from Kohler High School in 1998 and served nearly 7 years as an aircraft structural maintainer in the United States Air Force. In 2006, she enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts program at Lakeland College where she earned her degree in Studio Art and Graphic Design.
Liz works out of her home studio in Sheboygan as a freelance designer and illustrator, and also enjoys hand forming copper jewelry and components, but her true passion lies in the materials and techniques of oil painting.
The subject matter of my paintings revolves around urban and industrial settings in the city of Sheboygan. Many of these scenes are often overlooked, as I tend to be less drawn to well-known landmarks, and more interested in settings such as an eclectic grouping of differently colored houses, the poetic arrangement of haphazardly strewn debris, the satisfying linear patterns and repetition of power lines and rooftop antennae, and the presence of nature fighting to reclaim its hold on the land.
To impose the beauty that I sense in these unglorified places upon the viewer, I visually extract colors from the scene and intensify them in my palette, resulting in more saturated colors than those found in nature.