Wendy Westlake was born in Washington state. She earned an Associated degree in Applied Art from Pima College in Tuscon AZ, where she studied a wide range of media including oils, print making and ceramics. Upon moving back to MN in 1992, Wendy connected with the watercolor community in the Twin Cities area. She became a Board Member of the Minnesota Watercolor Society in 2012 eventually becoming MNWS President from 2014-2016. A desire to work on a larger scale than paper would allow pulled Wendy back to her earlier training with acrylic and oils. She works in her studio in Zumbrota, MN. Her work is influenced by her background in watercolor as well as the tradition of American Abstract Expressionism.
1992 Associate of Applied Arts, Pima Community College 1986 General Bible Program, Free Lutheran Bible College 2016-2017 535 Gallery owner 2014-2016 Minnesota Watercolor Society President
Solo and Two Person Exhibits
2018 with Michelle Fagan, Parkside Gallery, Rochester, MN 2017 solo, Verdant Vinings, Gallery 360, Edina, MN 2017 with Bonnie Cutts, 535 Gallery, Rochester, MN 2016 with Nick Sinclair, 535 Gallery, Rochester, MN 2013 with HeeJune Shin, Crossings At Carnegie, Zumbrota, MN
Selected Group Exhibits
2020 Solid Ground, LaFontsee, Grand Rapids, MI
2020 Fusing Inspirations, Parkside Gallery , Rochester, MN 2019 Fall Salon, Veronique Wantz, Minneapolis, MN 2019 Eye Opener, LaFontsee Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI 2019 MPLS/ Warehouse Summer Salon, Veronique Wantz, Minneapolis, MN 2019 Open Ended, LaFontsee Gallery, Grand Rapids MI 2019 Far And Near Smink, Art And Design, Dallas, TX 2019 The Nature Of Things, The Mill Yard & Veronique Wantz Gallery, Minneapolis, MN 2018 Winter Salon, Veronique Wantz, Minneapolis, MN