Kris Seeba - Wellsandt
Kris Seeba – Wellsandt feels blessed that Nebraska has always been her home. She grew up on a farm near Cook and started painting as a teenager. Becoming an artist was always her dream, but life took her in the direction of healthcare instead. She attended UNMC and then worked as a Nurse/Social Worker for more 30 years at a nursing facility in Nebraska City.
Through the years, she enjoyed experimenting with watercolors, pastels, inks and oils but found she preferred acrylic and gouache since she could give her paintings more detail. Canvas choices also varied greatly from traditional to barn doors, turkey feathers, rocks, saw blades, disc blades and even cowboy boots. She loves to create country scenes on “pieces of the farm.” Kris and husband Larry continue rural life near Talmage. They are the fourth generation to live on their current farm, raising cattle and grain. They have two grown sons.
From the Artist:
With my employment as a nurse for more than 30 years, I had the privilege of helping to care for many older folks. Getting to know them and hear their stories made me appreciate even more the great importance of history and heritage that comes with living in Nebraska. Now that I have more time to dedicate to painting, my goal is to transport the viewer back in time and reconnect with past generations. It saddens me to see the barns and old homesteads disappearing. My hope is to reflect the beauty I see in country, bring back special memories and help preserve rural history. I often try to include the history of the scene I have painted on the back of the piece.
Kris’s Country Art is available at Wildwood Art Gallery in Nebraska City and Stone Ridge Farm barn near Tecumseh. One of her pieces will also be on display and for sale at the Bone Creek Museum in David City through July 29, 2017. It was selected for the 150 artists, 150 artworks, 150 years of Nebraska in miniature exhibit sponsored by the Bone Creek Museum.
Below are a few images of this artist’s work. To view more images or to purchase art from this Nebraska rural artist, please contact her directly at KCountryart@gmail.com.
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