Hermann Area Artists

Hermann Missouri artists

Hermann is home to a vibrant community of working artists, who find inspiration in the ever-changing beauty of Missouri Wine Country.


Karen Ball

1112 Washington St., Hermann MO 65041

573 486-8208 | tommyball@centurytel.net


A native of east Texas, Karen Ball starting painting with oils on canvas, then branched out to other media and surfaces. While living in Venezuela, she took lessons in parchment art, which she combined with colored pencil work to create an art form she calls pinturas. Karen also does photographic work and has worked with her daughter, creating cover art for books and writing plays.

Chris Cady

573-486-0447 | cadycottage@hotmail.com

Folk Artist

“Red ware early-American plates have been a passion for me forever,” says folk artist Chris Cady. Now she creates and sells her own original designs.

Alice Calhoun

112 East First Street, Hermann, MO 65041

573.486.3060 | acalhoun@ktis.net

Cooper Sculpture
Ace of Spades Garden Art

Internationally-recognized artist Alice Calhoun designs and creates elegant, joyful copper faeries, mermaids, and dancers—all designed to add a bit of magic to home or garden. “I grew up in the South where the beauty of landscape is legendary and storytelling is a way of life,” she says. “My earliest memory is of creating miniature, magical worlds and then guiding playmates (both real and imagined) through my kingdom.” Alice travels throughout the United States and Europe to exhibit her artwork, but visitors are invited to walk through her garden across from the Courthouse anytime.

Kim Carr

636.358.7042 | kimmerhaw@yahoo.com

Hybrid Hollow Production

Photographer Kim Carr specializes in natural-light, on-location pet photography, farm portraits and events with a rural-historical theme. With a passion for animals, the outdoors, farm life and photography, she takes pride in preserving memories to last a lifetime. In addition to photographs, Kim has a full line of note cards and handmade greeting cards. Her work can be seen in Hermann at Kunstlerhaus, Jillie’s and Saleigh Mountain Leather.

Charissa B Coyle

367 Cedar Grove Lane, New Haven MO 63068

573-237-5121 | coyle@ fidnet.com

Decorative and Faux Finishes

I am an artist who works primarily in oils, but I also do imaginative ink and watercolor pieces and decorative painting. I am a small farmer who loves nature. I enjoy painting people, animals, and scenes that evoke simplicity, peace, and beauty. I strive to create art that I would want to step into, painting pictures of things and places, and people I would be happy to be with.

Tom and Kathy Durham

209 Schiller St. Hermann MO 65041

573.486.1519 | tomkatdurham@sbcglobal.net

Collage Art

Tom and Kathy create wall murals, paint old signs and do authentic sign writing. In addition, Kathy is an assemblage artist who works with all manner of interesting found objects to create collages. Their work can be seen at Type Styles, their shop at 209 Schiller Street.


William Fields

P.O. Box 293, Hermann MO 65041

573.486.5252 | 2soaringhearts@gmail.com

Fine Art Photography

William Fields addresses three areas of subject matter in his work—the natural world, things that are man-made and topics drawn from the history of art. Fields says his creative juices frequently are directed to the compositional aspects of a picture. “I concern myself with intensity—the light, the subject matter especially and a balance of all these concepts,” he says. “I strive to present as wide a range of values as possible and feel that this simple idea is key to the success or failure of every picture.”

Sheri Hausman

234 West Third Street, Hermann MO 65041

573.821.5629 | sherihausman@yahoo.com

Textile Artist

Using contemporary techniques, textile pieces created by Sheri Hausman are more involved than traditional quilts or collages on canvas. “They are tactile statements,” she says. “By combining elements of photography, fiber, paint, pencil and layers of color, they suggest my story.” Using an image-transfer technique and acrylic paints and glazes, Sheri captures pieces of history and moments of time on whole cloth.

Linda Heck

573-486-5455 | llheck@me.com


From a hilltop studio just north of Hermann, Linda Heck captures the rich colors and textures of Missouri Wine Country in oils and watercolors. After a 26-year teaching career, during which she launched many students into successful careers in art and graphic design, she now focuses her creative energies on paper and canvas. Her numerous commissions include the Gasconade County Courthouse mural project, a 25-foot mural at Hermann Hill, and First Bank calendars and greeting cards, which received nationwide attention.

Joey Los

314-698-9152 | jlosus@gmail.com

Metal Sculpture

Joey Los creates cheerful, whimsical welded steel sculptures, often enlivened with bright, durable paint. “My approach to sculpture is bold and spontaneous,” says Joey. “Always experimenting, I layer tiny pieces of metal like a quilt and use my welder as a drawing tool.” Joey’s work may be seen at Kunstlerhaus Gallery in Hermann Bluestem Gallery in Columbia. Commissions are welcome. “No job too odd” is Joey’s motto.

Catherine Mahoney

573-486-2444 | camahoney@ktis.net

Painter and Illustrator

Catherine Mahoney, owner of Colorful Brushes Studio, has been creating impressions of “colorful light” in pencil drawings, batiks, watercolors, pastels, oils and photos since 1966. In addition, she has illustrated two children’s books, “Daisy & Digger” and “What Makes Ossie Special.” A former art teacher, she has conducted “Young-at-Art” workshops for adults and students. She serves on Hermann’s Artists of Wine Country board and on the Missouri Watercolor Society Board. She has helped organize “Along the Missouri,” en plein air paint-outs, which draw artists from across the country.

Margie Manne

3691 Highway B, Berger MO 63014

573-834-5057 | margie@margiemanne.com

Photography and Creative Productions

Margie, who lives at Triple Creek Farm near Berger, has been active in the Hermann community for almost 10 years, working with area artists to photograph their work and build websites to showcase their talents. Her portraits of Hermann Area District Hospital employees for the “people who care” campaign are exhibited throughout the hospital. Currently, her fine art photography focus is on working with texture and light, slowing down, relaxing and capturing a more purposeful image. Living on the farm gives her the perfect opportunity to photograph the many farm animals doing what they do best, making her laugh.

Bartow Molloy

1236 Highway 100, Morrison MO 65061

573.294.6242 | bartowmolloy@centurytel.net

Glass Mosaics

I have always been fascinated with glass and the deep rich colors it offers. To create my mosaics, I cut and chip large pieces of art glass, such as those used for stained glass. The pieces are glued onto a piece of glass to form the design. It is a painstaking process to select just the right colors and depict movement and texture. My mosaics can be seen at The Cottage Restaurant and Gallery; my jewelry is at Seasonal Treasures and Gifts.

Kathy Nowak

573-486-5839 | knowak@centurytel.net

German Folk Artist

Using traditional German Springerle molds, I make the “cookies” out of clay and hand paint them. My 150 + molds represent all holidays, events, and interests. In 2007 my work was included in Early American Life Magazine’s Directory of Best American Craftsman.

Lela Pohlmann

573-854-2662 | lelapohlmann@gmail.com

Art Educator
Art Consultant

Joan Treis

228 Buechele Road, New Florence MO 63363

573-252-4136 | woodmere@ktis.net

Joan Treis is a versatile artist who works in a wide variety of media, including:
  • Scherenschnitte (paper cuttings)
  • Fiber arts
  • Quilting and quilted wall hangings
  • Yarns and dried grasses — Friendly Loom Tapestries
  • Pressed and dried flowers
  • Collage
  • Altered books
  • Nature photography
She is was the 2006 winner of the Hermann Arts Council poster contest and a participant in the Museum of Make Believe art show at the Hermann Library. In addition, she has demonstrated cast-iron cooking at Luxenhaus Farm in Marthasville.

Julie Wiegand

4588 Lyon School Road, Berger MO 63014

573-834-5064 | art@juliewiegand.com

Oil Painting and Murals

Julie Wiegand, who has been a working artist for more than 30 years, grew up in the rural town of Chesterfield, in the Missouri river bottoms, surrounded by huge cottonwood trees and miles of farm fields. She now lives on 15 acres of high land near Berger, in an historic limestone one-room schoolhouse, Lyon School Studio. “I express my connection, concern, and love of nature through my art,” she says. “Many of my oils are created plein air, from life, capturing the changing light and surrounded by the natural world.”