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Barney and Blanchey - framed chicken print, limited edition
Barney and Blanchey - framed chicken print, limited edition

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Barney and Blanchey - framed chicken print, limited edition

Rhonda Hager

Regular price $45.00 Sale

#14 of 100

About Rhonda Hager

Rhonda’s passion for art began as a child with crayon murals on her parent’s walls in rural Delphos, Ohio. Her first art teacher, Pat Raymond inspired her love for painting.  In the early 80’s she attended OSU, exploring majors that seemed “sensible” but continued to take art classes as electives. Her passion for art eventually lead her to the Columbus College of Art & Design until she married her husband Jay, a soldier in the Army.

The summer of 2015 was Rhonda’s turning point. “Our children were both graduated from college and in their careers and I felt like I needed to get serious about pursuing my dream of being an artist,” Rhonda says. “As a birthday present, I attended an all day painting workshop and discovered that I had everything I needed to pursue my dream.  I needed to trust God, believe in myself, and ‘Just do it’! That next week a friend showed me and article about a female artist who had a similar experience and how she gave herself a challenge.  She inspired me to pursue my passion so I gave myself a challenge of 100 paintings in 100 days. “It was a struggle to keep moving forward and to sign my work because I am such a perfectionist and didn’t feel they were ever finished. I have learned a lot about myself and grown in my confidence as an artist. I am thankful for my husband’s patience when I couldn’t stop painting.”  “I have learned that I have to keep my priorities straight,” says Rhonda. “People are more important than things.  I seek God first by reading the Bible and praying before I do any painting and I must seize the moments to paint even if I only have an hour or two at a time. I've exceeded my goal of 100 paintings and I have so many more trapped inside of me just waiting to be set free!”