Toni feels blessed to be an artist and is honored when her art connects with someone in a way that is meaningful and brings happiness to their life.
Since October of 2006 Toni has taken on the challenge to post a painting a day to her blog. As of today she has painted and posted over 1000 original, different paintings with most of them being sold.
Check out and follow her daily painting blog at http://www.artisttonigrote.blogspot.com.
Toni attended Iowa State University and was enrolled in the Graphic Design program in the early 80's. This was her major for three years before she switched to a different degree program. Although she believes her college classes are invaluable, she would still consider herself self-taught. She have been working at being an artist for close to 20 years now and has experimented with different mediums and subject matters.
Toni is a versatile, prolific Iowa born and raised artist. Her subject matter ranges from snowmen to horses and cattle to fruit and landscapes. All of her art is inspired by the connection she has to Iowa and the serene beauty that surrounds her.