Category Archives: oil painting

Woman Farmer Margo Warthesen and Many Hands Farm

Margo Warthesen owns and manages “Many Hands Farm” in Theilman, MN with her husband John.

Margo finds a sense of place on the farm.  She grew up on a farm and always knew that she wanted to be a farmer.  The farm and farm family history bring her a deep sense of place. Many Hands Farm is diversified and uses organic farm practices.  The garden includes all sorts of veggies, berries and apples.  There is also pasture for beef cows and calfs.  This bucolic farm has sheep, lambs, goats and chickens too.   Margo markets the farms products through farmers markets in Rochester and Wabasha, MN.  She is also a talented artist.  She weaves, makes quilts and sells her “Gourd-dash-ion” dolls.

I painted Margo in oil in her beautiful garden.

Bonnie Haugen, Farmer at “Haugen’s Springside Farm”

Bonnie Haugen is truly an amazing networker.  Among other things she is the Minnesota education coordinator for the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship and helps in coordinating and promoting a women farmers fall gathering. Bonnie has been at her farm, Haugen’s Springside Farm, near Canton, Minnesota since 1993.  In the early farming days she learned to milk… Continue Reading

Opening Reception for Honoring the Land:  March 3, 4-6pm in Winona, MN

Opening Reception for Honoring the Land: March 3, 4-6pm in Winona, MN

Honoring the Land Paintings by Julie Johnston  “Honoring the Land” will be on display  in the Ben Miller Lobby   Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota  700 Terrace Heights  Winona, Minnesota February 27th – March 27 Please join us for an Opening Reception Friday, March 3, 2017 4-6pm Continue Reading

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