Watercolor returns home to Sister

by Renae Bauer
published May 2017

We’ve had our own “Antiques Roadshow” or “American Pickers” episode here at St. Francis Convent. Recently, a friend came across one of Sister Claudette Jeanquart’s watercolor paintings and returned it to her. 

The painting, titled “Gateway to the Door,” features old Highway 57 North near Dyckesville by the Rockledge Farm; on the horizon a rainbow bursts forth as wind turbines lazily spin on a sunny summer day. 

The painting originally sold in 2001 at the “Art Spectacular” show sponsored by the Zonta Club of Green Bay. The most recent owner, or “picker,” purchased the piece and delivered it to Sister Claudette who was thrilled to receive it especially since she no longer paints. 

Sister Claudette has reframed the painting and has entered it in the Spring Art Exhibit at the Allouez Village Hall. Congratulations, Sister Claudette!

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"Gateway to the Door," a watercolor painting by Sister Claudette Jeanquart, is back, reframed and on display again. (Renae Bauer photo)