|Wes and Rachelle Siegrist are a husband and wife team specializing in exquisite miniature paintings which are gems of fine art for enhancing existing collections or filling a display niche. The Artists both currently render their intricate techniques in opaque watercolor. Navigate the links at left to discover more about the Siegrists and their captivating tiny miniature art. You can also find information about the history of miniature art and the current resurgence in the popularity of collecting miniatures.
Saturday, July 12 - Friday, October 31, 2014
ROGER TORY PETERSON INSTITUTE OF NATURAL HISTORY
CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY: Sixty-five exquisite miniature paintings by Wes and Rachelle Siegrist are currently featured in an unprecedented and history-in-the-making national traveling museum exhibition curated by David J. Wagner, Ph.D. Select "Museum Exhibitions" to the left for venue dates.
The Siegrists are Signature Members of the Society of Animal Artists. Rachelle is a recipient of the SAA's Award of Excellence
"With over 180 entries from around the world, choosing just one Best in Show, two Merit Awards and five honorable mentions was a daunting task. In working with the Starr Collection of Portrait Miniatures at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, I have always been struck by the level of detail and expression that can be captured in miniature painting, but I was truly impressed to see this collection of entries, and the range of subjects and media they represent. … Above all, Mr. Cawdell encapsulates the best in show of both technical skill and artistic expression. In the tradition of portrait miniatures, this work combines the accuracy of a photographic memento with expressive artistry. The penetrating gaze of the sitter, the fine detailing of the barn wood, crumpled shirt and vibrant blue of the overalls all contribute to a work that not only provides a telling portrait but activates all the senses of the viewer. One can almost sense the heat, smell and sounds of Mr. Cawdell's environment."
Assistant to the Curator of Decorative Arts at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Judge for the 8th Annual Heartland Art Guild Miniatures Art Show
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