Weatherly Stroh, a fifth generation member of the Stroh Brewing family, grew up in Metamora. After graduating from Cranbrook-Kingswood in 1991, she headed west to attend college and graduate school at the University of Colorado. Stroh graduated from CU in 1996 with a BA in Fine Art and in 2006 with a Master's degree in Elementary Education. While living in Colorado, Stroh raced mountain bikes professionally, taught skiing at Beaver Creek and elementary school in Colorado's Vail Valley. During this time, Stroh's affinity for painting continued to appear, but it wasn't until 2010 that Stroh dedicated herself full time to her art. Stroh returned to her Michigan roots last year after almost 20 years of living in Colorado, and established her residence and business, Weatherly Stroh Fine Art. Stroh works out of her studio in Birmingham.
Weatherly Stroh Fine Art ~ Owner/Artist
Weatherly Stroh created Weatherly Stroh Fine Art in 2010. Primarily working in oils, Stroh's work focuses on animal portraits and landscape painting. In addition to painting, Stroh completed her first bronze sculpture last year, a copy of which can be found in the permanent collection of the International Museum of the Horse in Lexington, Kentucky. She plans to explore this medium in more depth in 2013. When not creating in her studio, Stroh is busy marketing and photographing her work, updating her website
, and meeting with clients. Stroh's work can be found in private and public collections throughout the United States. In 2013, she has upcoming exhibits in Colorado and Virginia. Stroh continues to use her background in education by periodically tutoring and teaching local art classes.
Stroh's dedication to animals is evident in her body of work as well as in the organizations to which she is dedicated. She is currently on the committee for planning the Bow Wow Brunch, the Michigan Humane Society's annual spring benefit. A portion of Stroh's proceeds from the sale of her paintings benefits the MHS. Stroh is a member of the Detroit Artist's Market and the Detroit Institute of the Arts Founders Junior Council. She is a supporter of Banbury Cross, the Cranbrook Educational Community, the United States Hunter Jumper Foundation, Canine Partners for Life, and the Washington International Horse Show.
Stroh's work can be found in a myriad of public and private art collections including:
- The International Museum of the Horse Lexington, Kentucky (bronze sculpture)
- Ms. Selma Blair
- Mr. And Mrs. Bob Lutz
- Mrs. Vivian Weyerhaeuser Day
- The National Horse Show
Stroh's work has been seen in the following exhibitions and upcoming shows:
- Common Grounds, Middleburg, VA, May 2013 (solo show)
- The Alpine Arts Center, Vail, CO, Feb/March 2013 (group show)
- The American Academy of Equine Art, fall 2012 (juried show)
- Common Grounds, Middleburg, VA, October 2012 (solo show)
- The Merge Gallery, Detroit, MI, June 2012 (group show)
- The Alpine Arts Center, Vail, CO, fall 2011 (group show)
The following publications have featured Stroh's paintings:
- Hour Detroit Magazine, December 2012
- The Chronicle of the Horse, August 2012
- Sidelines Magazine, October 2011
The information presented here was accurate as of January 2013.