Wherehouse Studios has some of the best local instructors available, who teach a wide variety of art subjects and mediums. More bios to come as we grow!
Hello! I’m Martha, and I would like to be your guide on the journey to imagine, make, build, understand, organize, simplify… all that is Wherehouse Studio.
I bring a love of history, writing, music, drama, and the visual arts. I am a particular devotee of all things fashion and clothing! I want to bring people together to take part in and trade in the languages of creativity and fun.
If you have an idea for a class or if you would like to teach something special – contact me!
LEE S BROWN
I work in many media including drawing, painting, jewelry, sculpture and writing, am a native of West Michigan and have worked in Product Styling, Industrial, Graphic design and Illustration. I am currently the Preparator at the Muskegon Museum of Art. I have exhibited at the MMA, the Bettye Clark Cannon Gallery, White River Gallery, Gallery Uptown, Art Prize, South Bend Museum of Art, Design Quest, regularly fill commissions, and am currently with C2C in Grand Haven, Water Street Gallery in Douglas and LR Arthouse in Dallas. I graduated from Kendall School of Design, majoring in Illustration.
Recently I have been working on surface texture and painting, finding inspiration in alphabets current and ancient, diagrams, maps, scientific/ mathematical images, patterns, and earth colors. I am constantly loading images, writings and music waiting for the subconscious soup to simmer and form a new idea (at least new to me). I find myself responding to found materials, building/layering 2-dimensional designs and 3-dimensional forms while quickly moving on to the next piece.
3003 Lakeshore Drive, Muskegon, MI 49441 email@example.com
I love to write, always have, always will.
To me, there’s nothing more interesting — nothing more compelling — than telling people’s stories — writing about real people, real-life and all it throws our way.
I come from a daily newspaper background with its unforgiving and constant deadlines. For 40 years, I was a columnist and staff writer for The Muskegon Chronicle. I covered a variety of beats through the years – sports stories, theater and music reviews, weather stories, festivals and fairs, governmental meetings, even business stories. But I think I’m best known for my special projects and feature stories, again all based in real life. I covered the lives and funerals of nine men from West Michigan killed in Afghanistan and Iran. I wrote about the “working poor,” families who worked multiple jobs to make ends meet – just barely. I wrote about the woman down the block who made popcorn every Friday to buy books for her kids’ school library. I wrote about a woman in hospice in her last days on this Earth, an elementary school still staffed by nuns, a little girl burned over most of her body, an astronaut from Muskegon who made it into space twice, a woman who survived the Holocaust and made her way to Muskegon, two children adopted from Korea who were blind.
(Photo credit: Kendra Stanley-Mills)
Hi, I’m Tanya, and I throw Paint on canvas! I work my magic with the richness of the colors of the spectrum. I am inspired by nature and the wildness of the world around me.
I have been a practicing Creative for as long as I can remember, and I have been able to focus on painting full time for the last nine years while raising my son and running my historic home and household in Muskegon, Michigan.
I have been a part of a number of regional galleries, currently with All Art Works (https://allartworks.net) and Higher Art Gallery (Higherartgallery.com) of Traverse City, Michigan. Recently I have had the honor of participating in a unique commission “The Gift” for Forest Park Covenant Church, creating two galaxies on large canvases. I have received awards in local and national exhibits and love teaching and sharing new ideas. I promise to challenge your creativity and to support your quest for your personal best!
My painting centers on dancers and ‘the Bluffton’ neighborhood. I’ve always viewed dancers as a sculpture in motion. I try to find that magic moment to capture the strength and grace. I grew up in the Bluffton area and this little bay is embedded in my soul… sounds corny but true. Boats, homes, docks, open water, landscapes, sunsets, sailboat racing, inlets, marinas, and history are prominent everywhere and the basic theme of my acrylic painting.
My sculptures are what I deem bio-morphic. I try to maintain a naturalistic feeling and work in the mediums of wood, plaster, clay, and epoxy. I feel grateful that each day I can begin with a creative thought and idea and try to ride the horse in the direction it is going.
My studio is always open to the public so feel free to text or call for an appointment or visit.
Thank you for supporting the arts!