Jeff Herndon – Due to my busy schedule, I rarely have free time to pursue my painting passion. This event is the only time of year I take time out to paint and have participated every year since it began in 2013 when I first started painting. I received a 2nd place ribbon at last year’s event for emerging artists which was very exciting! I find the rural landscape and farm equipment to be great candidates for subjects to paint in Dexter. Painting outdoors gives you a liberating feeling as I try and capture the scenery in my evolving style.