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At Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd., we take pride in supporting the local arts, which is apparent in our involvement with Belleville’s Art on the Square, the Edwardsville Arts Center and other art-minded organizations. Our community is truly filled with wonderfully creative artists!

To further support the artists in our community, each year we invite them to send us a winter-themed masterpiece that may be a good fit for the cover of our firm’s holiday card. The winner of the selected design and their art organization both receive $500 from the firm, the individual is recognized on the card and also receives a three-month exhibit in our Belleville gallery.

This year we are proud to announce Lisa Truttmann of the Gateway East Artists Guild as the winner of the 2017 Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. Holiday Card Contest.

Truttmann submitted a gorgeous oil painting entitled “Going Places.” This piece filled our selection committee with delight, instantly reminding us of the warmth that the holidays bring each and every one of us. We know that our friends and clients will love receiving this year’s MMR holiday card with “Going Places” on the cover.

Going Places Lisa Truttmann
About Our Winner
Truttmann has been painting for 15 years. She has tried different mediums but found true joy in oil painting. Describing her style as whimsical, Truttmann’s pieces reflect “what you want to be on the inside, not what the world really is,” she says. Inspiration for “Going Places” arose from a few factors. Professionally showing chihuahuas for 25 years, Truttmann loves incorporating dogs into her artwork. “(For this piece) I asked myself, ‘What do I do?’ Well, I always have my dogs, and I’m always going places!” Thus, “Going Places” was born.

Thank you for sharing your talents with us, Lisa! We are elated to showcase your gift to our friends and clients.

Happy Holidays to everyone!