Barb Halvorson, of Halvorson Art Studio, attended two portrait seminars by Margaret Baumgartener, of La Crosse, Wis., and Valerie Stewart, of California. Halvorson has taught classes all over the United States and is a master artist in simple techniques teaching landscapes, wildlife and floral painting. Barb teaches privately or in small groups, from beginners to advance painters, and offers reasonable prices. Contact Barb at 454-7617. The portrait above is a painting of Barbs mother. Samples of Barbs work is on her website www.halvorsonart.com under gallery.