STILL YOUNG AT ART: ARTIST BIOS

ARTIST: MARY ROBINSON

Mary Robinson was an art educator with the Wausau School District for 35 years. She is a volunteer at the Woodson Art Museum and has worked with the Center for the Visual Arts as a board member, committee member, and volunteer. Her work has been featured in juried, invitational, and solo shows. Mary's art is a reflection of her experiences as her roles and emotions continue to change throughout life.  She enjoys using varying media and styles.

ARTIST: KRISTA BOTSFORD

Krista Botsford is a retired physician's assistant who balanced her medical life by cultivating her many artistic interests. Her weavings and pottery work have been on display in boutiques in the Wausau area. Painting and textile printing are her latest artistic adventures. Krista journeys with her husband to Mexico a few months out of the year where she takes advantage of learning from the local artisans. She loves applying tools, designs, and techniques that crossover for use in many materials.

ARTIST: DIANA BUDDE

Diana Budde earned an MFA in painting from the University of Cincinnati and has taught painting at the University of Wisconsin Marathon County.  She has earned several art awards including the Lucia Mysch Award as an under-graduate and best graduate student teacher at the University of Cincinnati.  She has taught K-!2 and adults and has exhibited in national juried shows across the United States.

ARTIST: NANCY LALIBERTE

Nancy Laliberte’s love for art was apparent as a very young child after she snuck a crayon into her crib and created her first wall “mural” at the age of two. She studied graphic communications and journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. After working for over 20 years as an art director and designer in the advertising industry, she decided to replace the computer for an easel and pursue her love of painting. Whether painting or drawing, Nancy's work reflects her life-long love for the color and light found in nature, and in everyday scenes and objects. Her sketchbook illustrations are included in the book, A World of Artist’s Journal Pages by Dawn DeVries Sokol.