Lisbeth Quebe has loved drawing since she first picked up a crayon. She first took oil painting lessons as a teen in her hometown of Decatur, Illinois, and went on to major in art at the University of Colorado. A three-decade career in marketing and communications for the architectural industry left no time for drawing and painting, but when she retired in 2002, Liz immediately picked up a brush.
Liz is an associate member of Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society, and American Women Artists. She is represented by Outside the Lines Art Gallery in Galena and Dubuque, and by Plum Bottom Gallery in Egg Harbor, downtown Egg Harbor, and Fish Creek (Door County).
Jerry Quebe grew up in a small farming community in North Central Iowa. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1965 from Iowa State University and practiced architecture with major firms for 37 years, specializing in health care facilities.
His career in architecture gave him an eye for composition and design and since he retired in 2002, he has pursued his interests in photography and woodworking. While living in Wisconsin, he had a large woodworking shop where he made many of the birdseye and curly maple frames that grace Liz’s paintings. He also made cutting and serving boards that he sold directly or through galleries. A move to Rochester, Minnesota, meant giving up the shop but before he did, he stockpiled many beautiful items.