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Traverse City & Northern Michigan
Original Oil Paintings by Gretchen Knoblock

Thank you for visiting my website. I paint primarily oils on canvas with a palette knife & brush, using a gel medium to thicken the paint. I enjoy painting plein air, and get outdoors whenever possible. I also paint small 6 x 6 acrylic paintings on panels, and am working on 100 small paintings in celebration of the 100 year anniversary of our National Park System.

I am not represented in any galleries, but I do work with designers and private parties. My art inventory fluctuates, and currently, any available paintings can be seen at Cedar Creek Interiors in Elk Rapids.

Are you looking for a painting that reminds you of a wonderful northern Michigan vacation, or one that takes you back to a special occasion along the beautiful sparkling waters of the Lake Michigan shoreline? Consider a commissioned painting for yourself or as a gift.

I specialize in painting local landmarks and the beautiful landscapes of Northern Michigan. As a member of the Crooked Tree Art Center Traverse City, Glenn Arbor Art Association, Fishtown Preservation Society and Leland Old Art Buiding, I participate in as many of the local plein air paintouts in downtown Traverse City, Leland, and Glen Arbor that I can. If you have a special location you would like a painting of, please send me an email to talk about commissions & pricing.


Thank you !! Enjoy browsing.

Call for information 248-766-5557

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”
― Vincent van Gogh
“Creativity takes courage. ”
― Henri Matisse
“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
― Pablo Picasso