Viewing Musolff’s work, one is struck by the detail and accuracy that she achieves, reminiscent of masterful artists of the past. Like them she has been practicing water color and gouache, her mediums of choice, for most of her life, giving her a virtuoso’s fluidity and control that can inspire wonder for its trump l’eau effects and well-choreographed compositions.Read More
While the artists share an interest in nature, they’re stylistically distinct in almost every way possible.
Musolff paints animals and plants that she finds on the Mississippi River directly onto paper, using watercolor and gouache paints. She chooses to paint from direct observation, meaning she just paints what she sees. One of her latest collections, “River Journal,” will be unveiled at the exhibition’s opening.
Fletcher, meanwhile, focuses on traditional Midwestern landscapes, often painting farmhouses standing starkly against moody skyscapes. He uses color to draw sensations of nostalgia from viewers as the works try to emulate an old-fashioned lifestyle on a family farm.Read More
10thirtysix™ is a monthly news magazine that highlights the eclectic mix of the fascinating people and gripping topics from throughout southeastern Wisconsin. In the episode that aired on May 19th, 2017 the program featured Tory Folliard Gallery artists, and husband and wife, Katie Musolff and Andy Fletcher.Read More
Lynne Railsback and Katie Musolff: Nature Studies
October 20, 2016–January 11, 2017
Katie Musolff and Lynne Railsback are two watercolor painters who depict the natural world in delicate and intricate detail. Musolff’s paintings of butterflies, birds, bugs, and other creatures have an Audubon-esque quality. Railsback approaches her work with a botanist’s eye, creating a colorful canon of paintings of flowers, leaves, roots, and branches. This exhibition celebrates the organic world with precision and beauty.Read More
Katie Musolff and Andy Fletcher say they are old souls. For me, though, their paintings describe a childlike wonder, an exultant surprise at seeing the mysterious color of a beetle or the depth of the sky at dawn.
The couple's shared exhibit at the Tory Folliard Gallery is full of such encounters.Read More
The March 2016 issue of American Art Collector feature s an article on artists Katie Musolff and Andy Fletcher's exhibition Old Souls, which is currently showing at the Tory Folliard Gallery.Read More
Professional Dimensions, a professional women’s organization serving the greater Milwaukee area since 1978, has announced the selection of its 2016 Sacagawea artist, whose work will honor the winners of the 2016 Sacagawea award. Katie Musolff is a full time artist from Stoddard, Wisconsin, whose primary media is watercolor.Read More