Northeast Youth & Family Services
1280 N. Birch Lake Blvd
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
FEATURED ARTIST: Craig Witthaus
April 10, 2017 – May 25, 2017
I have been artistic as long as I can remember. From pencil-drawing (finger-paints and crayons… we all remember those) to oils and medium of today. My belief is that Art is observation… Observation of what? Of beauty, of the world around us, of everything we see, feel and touch.
My first true paintings were in high school, and began my long-ranging college period meandering through art-student courses in multiple media, as well as art-history, too. The University of Oregon, then back to U of Minnesota… my education drifted to more and more ‘practical’ majors… Psychology, Human Resources, Business and Leadership. However, Art has always been an integral part of my world.
Although I have continued with artwork along the way, the past 10+ years have had more concentration with a full studio and travel-themes to paint and enjoy. Winter or summer, sailing, hiking, skiing… or just walking through life… I try to record some of the beauty that surrounds us every day, and everywhere we go. My hope is you will enjoy some of the artwork I have on display, as much as I enjoyed creating it.