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About the Artist

     Midge Tow Pippel

Instagram * @Midge-pippel


Midge's painting style is described as cheerful, bright and colorful.  She strives to capture the the beauty and joy of the lush tropical island, Anna Maria Island,  where she lives.  Anna Maria Island, is a barrier island off the west coast of Florida just north of Sarasota. The natural beauty of the island provides endless inspiration for Midge's coastal inspired paintings.  Tropical florals, beaches, boats, animals and landscapes are her favorite subjects. 


Midge's goal is to get the viewer to enjoy her unique use of color, painting style and sometimes funky designs. She began painting in oils and later grew to love the look of loose and free flowing watercolors, versatile acrylics and textured collages.  

Her work has been in many one woman shows in Michigan and Florida; exhibited widely in numerous juried shows; received honors and awards, and had her paintings on multiple magazine covers.  Her coastal themed work is widely collected and can be found in businesses and homes from coast to coast. 


Past and present membership in the following art organizations and galleries:

Anna Maria Island Artists' Guild - Fl

Longboat Key Center for the Arts - FL

Manatee Art Center - FL

Suncoast Watercolor Society - signature member - FL

Anna Maria Island Art League - FL

Art Space Gallery - selected works are available - FL

Grand River Art Organization - Grand Rapids, MI

Montcalm County Art Association - MI

Grand Valley Artists - Grand Rapids, MI

Eclectic Art Gallery - Ionia, MI

Peddlers - Lakeview, MI

Midge has Bachelor of Arts, Masters of Arts and Educational Specialist degrees from Michigan State University.  She has worked in public school districts as a teacher, principal, director of curriculum, educational consultant,

assistant superintendent and superintendent.

        Flight of Fancy

by Midge Pippel - Acrylic 32x50 

Magazine covers featuring Midge's art.

All art work is copyrighted 2017 @ and all rights are reserved.

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