Artist Profile: Desree Pettera

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Girls!Title: Girls!

Medium:Oil

Size:20" x 16"

Price:$3,500.00

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The Flint Hills of KansasTitle: The Flint Hills of Kansas

Medium:Oil

Size:36" x 24"

Price:$5,000.00

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Meeting of MindsTitle: Meeting of Minds

Medium:Oil

Size:40" x 30"

Price:$8,000.00

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The Mother LoadTitle: The Mother Load

Medium:Oil

Size:32" x 20"

Price:$4,000.00

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Oh Baby!Title: Oh Baby!

Medium:Oil

Size:34" x 24"

Price:$5,000.00

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Lyon's Creek in the Flint HillsTitle: Lyon's Creek in the Flint Hills

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$2,500.00

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Peace In The HillsTitle: Peace In The Hills

Medium:Oil

Size:30" x 24"

Price:$7,000.00

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Ladies Driving LadiesTitle: Ladies Driving Ladies

Medium:Oil

Size:30" x 20"

Price:$5,500.00

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Responsibility Now ....Best Friends SoonTitle: Responsibility Now ....Best Friends Soon

Medium:Oil

Size:24" x 30"

Price:$5,000.00

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Where We Going Ma!Title: Where We Going Ma!

Medium:Oil

Size:24" x 36"

Price:$6,000.00

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Fall ApproachesTitle: Fall Approaches

Medium:Oil

Size:24" x 18"

Price:$3,000.00

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Beatin' the StormTitle: Beatin' the Storm

Medium:Oil

Size:24" x 30"

Price:$6,000.00

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TrustTitle: Trust

Medium:Oil

Size:24" x 30"

Price:$5,000.00

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Learning the RopesTitle: Learning the Ropes

Medium:Oil

Size:24" x 20"

Price:$3,300.00

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Learning a LessonTitle: Learning a Lesson

Medium:Oil

Size:22" x 26"

Price:$4,000.00

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Heading and Healling with Doctoring in MindTitle: Heading and Healling with Doctoring in Mind

Medium:Oil

Size:20" x 25"

Price:$3,500.00

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The Future of the FlinthillsTitle: The Future of the Flinthills

Medium:Oil

Size:24" x 20"

Price:$3,200.00

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Deep ThoughtsTitle: Deep Thoughts

Medium:Oil

Size:11" x 14"

Price:$1,500.00

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Pure JoyTitle: Pure Joy

Medium:Oil

Size:8" x 10"

Price:$600.00

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Moonlight SeranadeTitle: Moonlight Seranade

Medium:Oil

Size:24" x 12"

Price:$2,000.00

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Heading for a Dismount!Title: Heading for a Dismount!

Medium:Oil

Size:18" x 24"

Price:$1,400.00

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Leading to Rescue....No Time To Lose!Title: Leading to Rescue....No Time To Lose!

Medium:Oil

Size:24" x 18"

Price:$2,000.00

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That 0ne????Title: That 0ne????

Medium:Oil

Size:24" x 18"

Price:$1,000.00

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Head Along Little DoggiesTitle: Head Along Little Doggies

Medium:Oil

Size:28" x 22"

Price:$3,000.00

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River Rider'sTitle: River Rider's

Medium:Oil

Size:24" x 18"

Price:$3,000.00

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Heading for a Dismount!Title: Heading for a Dismount!

Medium:Oil

Size:18" x 24"

Price:$1,400.00

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Almost GoneTitle: Almost Gone

Medium:Oil

Size:28" x 22"

Price:$2,000.00

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Time PassesTitle: Time Passes

Medium:Oil

Size:24" x 18"

Price:$500.00

Desree Pettera

3224 Old Hwy 40
Junction City, KS 66441

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Bio:

I am a person who has loved art all her life. Just never realizing how much until recently. When I returned to college to finish my degree, an Art Appreciation class was a pre-requisite. The instructor gave me a B and it kind of ticked me off. So I thought....I need more electives so I'll take an art class from him. I was pretty dumb. I had no idea how to use charcoal or paint. I remember him telling us to draw an egg with charcoal and not just the outline of an egg. Didn't have a clue what I was doing, but I sure had fun. Boy, did I ask some dumb questions. By the time I got done with that class, I was addicted to art. I was able to take one more class from him, but for personal reasons I could not continue I knew if I didn't just put art away into a deep dark corner, I would never get away from it. So, that is what I did. I finished my Degree in Business and continued to become a "Jack of all Trades". I have been a bus Boy, bar tender, bar manager, cook. Then on to banking & more banking classes. I was involved in lending, finance, loan review, clerical work...... The educational part of my resume is so long it won't fit on two pages. At the same time I was heavily involved in our registered cattle operation. I quit Banking and dove into the cattle operation 100% and then I started a Water Well Business. I learned so much more....electrical, plumbing, geology, etc. I was still chasing something and had no idea why. I didn't know at the Time, but I think I was running away and hiding from my passion for art. I retired a couple years ago and put off picking up that brush. I looked at my paints and brushes quite often and wondered how to paint again. I had just about forgotten everything. I took a paint in class to try and learn again. Wrong. I was hoping for someone to show me how to use brushes and mediums again. Little did I know the stinky mediums I was trying to use, were not used anymore. I did stink the place out. I signed up for Plein Air in Kansas City not knowing what it was. Thought it would be a good way to learn how to paint again. Wrong again. I U Tuned and Googled until I was blue in the face! Now I was desperate. I texted my previous College Art Instructor & Fine Artist, Don Dernovich, OPA. He said he spent all his time in the studio now and did not teach anymore. My heart sank but I didn't give up. I kept pestering him with questions. If it wasn't for this Artist, I would have never found what I needed to truly be happy......ART! I feel very fortunate to have hi m there to guide me now and I am learning so much. Not just about painting, but about myself. I don't care if I am a success or a failure in art. I sit by my easel day in and day out. Knowing every time I pick up a brush, my heart flows on that canvas. I am very lucky...I found true happiness! Don Dernovich, OPA, tells me this passion to follow art will never leave us. We will eventually just die with it. A very wise man!