Georgene Pomplun

"I always hope that viewers will come with me into the landscape of my paintings for an interlude of peace and repose."

Georgene Pomplun lives in a rural area of southern Wisconsin, surrounded by stunning views at every turn. Painting the farms in her area is her stake in preserving a way of life that is increasingly threatened. She also loves the solid farmhouses that epitomize the tenets of form and function, and which fit so comfortably into their environment.

Pomplun paints on masonite panels sized with acrylic gesso, or in the field on oil-primed linen panels, selected for their lighter weight. She always begins with a monochrome tone painting to block the composition and set values, an unusual approach for a landscape painter. The giclees from her paintings are pigment prints using archival inks on acid-free, 100 percent cotton rag paper.

The artist holds a BFA in Graphic Design, with additional formal training in the fine arts from the American Academy of Art and the Palette and Chisel Society in Chicago. Pomplun has also studied with Kim English and Gregg Kreutz.

Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Wisconsin Foundation for the Arts Commission Artist, Madison, Wisconsin, Annual Governor's Awards, Executive Residence, 2008
Wisconsin Country, Gallery Night opening show, Madison, Wisconsin, Fanny Garver Gallery, 2011
Artist Showcase Two-Man Show, Middleton, Wisconsin, American Girl, Inc, 2011
Georgene Pomplun One-Man Show, Spring Green, Wisconsin, Taliesin, 2009
On Wisconsin One-Man Show, Madison, Wisconsin, Meriter Center, 2006
Meriter Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin, 2008
Capital Lakes Retirement Center, Madison, Wisconsin, 2006