Wes & Rachelle Siegrist
The Artists reside in Townsend, Tennessee beside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Wes and Rachelle Siegrist capture the attention of viewers not with outstretched canvas but with miniature paintings so exquisitely rendered that they are often mistaken for photographs. Miniature art has been in existence for centuries and the current revival in its popularity has given rise to miniature art societies that in turn have given the Siegrists a platform for international recognition among peers and collectors. Their tiny treasures typically measure less than nine square inches and appear even more detailed when viewed under magnification. Consequently, Wes and Rachelle Siegrist enjoy a dimension of interactivity with viewers that few painters of standard easel-size paintings enjoy. A hallmark of their work is the ability to convey the feel of larger canvases or the essence of the natural world in miniature. It is no small wonder, therefore, that the Siegrists have been referred to as “World Ambassadors for Miniature Art”
Recent work by Wes and Rachelle have pennies beside them for scale.