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Artist of the month for December: Madeline Knutson

Madeline Knutson lives in Crosslake and she likes to travel, wakeboard and snowboard.

Future plans: Attend college at the Aveda institute in Minneapolis.

Family: Scott and Shelley Johnson, Kim and Mandy Knutson. 

Art interest: From finger painting to painting with acrylic paints, I have always had a passion for art. I have been in art as long as I can remember. My simple black and white paintings are of icons such as Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe.

When adding the final touches to my painting with glitter, pearls or jewels, I find that this is  my favorite part of my painting. When I think of my next painting, I think, “What would I want to hang up in my future apartment?” I usually like something elegant and simple.

Inspiration: I get my inspirations from websites like Pinterest and Tumblr. After I finish a piece of artwork, I have this feeling  of satisfaction come over me that I could create something to be perfect. I would encourage everyone to find their passion in art.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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