Gretchen Huber Warren has been creating and selling fine art in several medias for over a decade. Her work in oil on canvas shows the results of an illustrator's ability to tell a story and an artist's eye for beauty. Upon graduating from college, she initially pursued an illustration career, creating book covers and freelance illustrations for Reader's Digest and other companies. After being approached by galleries asking to show her work, Gretchen decided to focus on fine art painting in the oil medium. Since 1986, Gretchen has sold over 500 commissioned and non-commissioned works to collectors and corporations from the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Gretchen's painting style has several distinguished features. Vibrant colors, brilliant light effects, clarity of line and form give her paintings a certain presence and immediacy which captures the viewers attention. Her favorite challenge is to capture the image and feeling of a scene whether it is a bucket of flowers or an old gas station. All of her works suggest a sense of well being, characterized by her familiarity with and fondness for her subjects.