Galleries of landscapes, wildlife, florals, in watercolor, oils, acrylics, pastels; art-related articles, art books, fine art prints, by J. Carolyn Liedtke. is ©  2016 by KEY Artworks, N7244 Manske Road, Lake Mills, WI 53551; J. Carolyn Liedtke, Webmaster.

If interested in my artwork, fine art prints or collectibles, contact <> or phone: 920-648-7816.


Wisconsin Landscapes -

Painting Wisconsin scenes on location in watercolor.

Landscapes on Location -

Watercolors painted in Canada, the Caribbean, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, also studio oils.

Floral and Still Life -

In the garden, with watercolors and oil.

Landscapes With Wildlife -

Making native creatures part of the landscape, in watercolor, acrylic, pen & ink.

Commission a Portrait -

Oil, Pastel, Watercolor

(People, Pets, House Portraits.)

Create a Picture Book -

A memorable gift for your children or grandchildren,

using photographs and drawings to tell a story about you.

Needlework: Tapestry, Bargello -  

Artwork turned into needlework-what I do in my spare time.

Costume Jewelry -

Artistically color-coordinated as requested. Top quality  beads, gemstones and findings.

See recent Art Scene articles on Jefferson County, WI artists.

PRINTS...PRINTS...PRINTS...Fine art prints from original watercolors and oils.

KeyCards and CityScapes

Boxed sets of notecards from my original watercolors.


“Watercolor Journeys”

art book published by KEY Artworks.

Featuring plein air watercolors and studio oils by J. Carolyn Liedtke

I was born and raised in the Chicago area, studied fine arts at the School of the Art Institute, the American Academy of Art and Oakton Community College. I now reside in rural Wisconsin, where I am continually inspired by the ever-changing landscapes and the fascinating wildlife.

My interest in plein-air painting, with watercolors as my primary medium, began more than 30 years ago, thanks to the excellent mentoring of Bob Shepherd and an outstanding group of artists who carried on his tradition of painting on location. My watercolor landscapes are mostly painted on location.

I am a founding member and past-president of the Illinois Watercolor Society, and am currently affiliated with the Wisconsin Watercolor Socidty and the Arts Alliance of Greater Lake Mills. Through KEY Artworks, I co-sponsor art exhibitions, write newspaper articles about the Art Scene in south-central Wisconsin and have written a book about my journeys as an artist. My studio/gallery is open at N7244 Manske Road in Lake Mills, Wisconsin; call first: 920-648-7816.

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