Discover the Artistry of John and Marion Riedl

The husband and wife team of John and Marion Riedl call Ludington their home, and their retirement years are now spent painting, sewing, and creating one-of-a-kind crafts.

"The Shack" by John Riedl
JOHN RIEDL...Paintings By Riedl
John has always had an interest in art, and enjoyed painting and drawing in high school. He worked in Ludington as a mechanical designer/draftsman, and soon began photographing the local scenery to use as subject matter for his original oil paintings. He considers himself a self-taught artist, studying with local artists and learning from books and videos.
"Sailing" by John Riedl

Upon retiring in 1998, John had more time to put his talent to use, capturing the beauty of the local natural settings in his artworks. He expanded his repertoire to include scenes from other areas of the country as the couple visited them, taking photographs which he refers to when composing his paintings. Reproductions of these original oil and acrylic paintings are available in print form as well as notecards.

MARION RIEDL...Creations by MIR
Marion's interest in sewing goes back to her Junior High home economics class days where she learned the basics. She grew up and graduated from high school in Rome, a city in upstate New York, and received a bachelor’s degree from college. For 32 years she worked as a staff writer for the local newspaper, retiring in 2004. She now works part-time for Advantage Marketing, specializing in their calendar and events sections. She is also active in the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, serving as secretary and on several committees.

Michigan Potholders by Marion Riedl
Marion began in the craft show business in 1995 making her original Bag Ladies. These hang on the wall and hold plastic bags so they can be reused. She quickly expanded her business to include quilted placemats, runner sets and pot holders. Her most popular items are Michigan appliqued potholders and kitchen towels to match.

For 28 years, the couple participated in arts and crafts fairs throughout the West Michigan area, from Niles to Charlevoix. After they both retired from their regular jobs, you would see them on the road almost every summer weekend with their motorhome pulling a trailer filled with their arts and crafts as they traveled from one show to another. They continue to participate in a few nearby shows, mostly indoors.

John and Marion are displaying and selling their arts and crafts items in the new Avenue's End Mini-Mall, 322 W. Ludington Ave. (across from House of Flavors). They have also joined the team at Shagway Arts Barn, 5949 Shagway Road. A limited inventory may also be seen at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St. and at Miller's Marketplace, 202 N. Main St., Scottville.

Contact: call (231) 845-7415, or email:
Paintings by Riedl & Creations by MIR
202 N. Robert St.
Ludington, MI 49431
(231) 845-7415

Last Updated: 10-11-2016 11:23 AM ID: 501
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