Dale Redpath, a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, was encouraged early on by her teachers and parents to pursue her interest in art. She often visited and took classes at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the museum’s paintings had a great influence on her growing dream of becoming a painter.In 1977, Dale entered the “Atelier Lack Studio Program of Fine Art” as a full time student. There, Dale found in the program’s classic instruction the experience she needed to start creating her own studio work.
Teaching evening classes at Atelier Lack became an excellent preparation for an invitation to instruct full time students with Richard Lack. On his retirement in 1992, Dale and Cyd Wicker,both instructors, continued on as co-directors of the program now named The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art and moved to it’s current location in Northeast Minneapolis in 1994.
As a teacher, Dale works to guide a student through the development of artistic skills that lead their eye from the abstraction of big shapes and values to the subtlety of the nuances.”If a student is open to instruction they can develop a base that can carry them many directions.”
Dale has traveled to museums and collections in North America and Europe, enhancing her training in the French academic tradition with a search into the work of Titian, Velazquez, Van Dyke, Chardin, Degas, Fantin Latour, Raphael and so many others. By looking into the process of creation, movement and emotion Dale is working hard to infuse more of these elements into her own work.
Personal and commissioned pieces are being created from her studio located in St. Paul, Minnesota and
are finding their way into private and public collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.