10029 North 22nd St, Plainwell, MI 49080, US

(269) 349-7959

Animal Artwork

Wendy Vaughan (maiden name Wendy Kornmiller) grew up in West Bloomfield, outside of Detroit, where her father was a car designer for Chrysler and one of the original designers of the Ford Thunderbird.  She won an art scholarship to the Allen R. Hite Institute at the University of Louisville and then graduated from Western Michigan University with a BA in painting.  After working in industry as an art director for 22 years, she started painting full time.  She has won various awards through the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, has been included in several full color art books featuring top artists, has been on the cover of several animal oriented magazines and was interviewed on a public television art program.  Her fantasy animal oil paintings can be found in various art galleries and in many collections across the United States.

Current Representation:

Fredericksburg Good Art Company, Fredericksburg, Texas

Gallery Piquel, New Hope, Pennsylvania


BA in painting from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Art Scholarship to Allen R. Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky


2011 Fiber Festival magazine cover

Animal World USA, Memphis, TN, Feb. 2010, Cover artwork and interview

Vision Magazine, San Diego, CA, May 2008, Artwork photos

The Animal World Magazine, Memphis, TN, October 2007, Cover artwork and interview

Michigan Fiber Festival, 2004

Kalamazoo Gazette, Kalamazoo, MI, March 27, 2004

The Commercial Record, Saugatuck, MI, October 9, 2003

The Commercial Record/Resorter, Saugauck, MI, May 22, 2003

Kalamazoo Gazette, Kalamazoo, MI, April 11, 2003

Kalamazoo Gazette, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2002

Allegan County News, Allegan, MI, February 7, 2002

Special Awards:

Magazine, Collector's Edition, Best of Artists, 2012

2011 Billboard Contest sponsored through Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and Adams Outdoor Advertising, 1 year with artwork, name and website on 14'x48' billboard

2011 West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 4th place

Book, Best of America Oil Artists, Vol.II, 2009, published by Kennedy Publishing,

 2 pages, color photos

Lively Arts TV interview (WGVU Grand Rapids), July 2008

Book, Best of America; Oil Artists and Artisans, Vol.1, published by Kennedy Publishing

Third Place honors in book, Best of Michigan Artists and Artisans 2006, 

published by Kennedy Publishing

West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Ward & Cora Nay ,

Director's Choice Purchase Prize, 2004

West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Martin Maddox

 Imaginative Realism Award, 2003

West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Martin Maddox

 Imaginative Realism Award, 2002

Permanent Collections

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI


West Michigan Area Show, 2015

West Michigan Area Show, 2014

Double Take, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, September 2014

Fictions & Figments: Fur, Fins, Feathers, Frippery, 2 person show, Boulder, CO,  2012

West Michigan Area Show, 2012

West Michigan Area Show, 2011

Summer Group Exxhibition, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL, June, 2011

Artprize, Grand Rapids, MI, 2010

West Michigan Area Show, 2010

Pipp Hospital, Plainwell, MI  2010

ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI  2009

I Hear Your Fragile Voices, WARD Gallery, Harbor Springs, MI, 2009

West Michigan Area Show, 2009

Solo show, WARD Gallery, Harbor Springs, MI, 2008

Solo show, WARD Gallery, Harbor Springs, MI, 2007

Art Chicago, Ann Nathan Gallery, 2007

West Michigan Area Show, 2007

From Fish to Fowl: Animal in Art, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, October, 2006

New Dimensions in the Natural World, 2 person show, WARD Gallery, July 2006

Beyond Human Limits, solo show WARD Gallery, July, 2005

West Michigan Area Show, 2005

West Michigan Area Show, 2004

Flora & Fauna, 2 person show, October, 2003, Mixed Media Gallery, Douglas, MI

West Michigan Area Show, 2003

Animania!, Solo show,  Mixed Media Gallery, Douglas, MI, May, 2003

West Michigan Area Show, 2002