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ART & Soul

ART as a Lifestyle

Art has always been something more, than just a mind workout routine. It’s always been more of a philosophy, a lifestyle for a mind/body balance. The main things that art will help you to achieve are:
  • Relaxation after work
  • Much more peaceful state of mind
  • Reenergized mind
  • Mind flexibility

Rave reviews

I had a great time at the basic drawing class I attended at Palek Studio yesterday! The class was full of useful tips, tricks, information, and nice people, too! Not to mention they have an insane amount of artwork/paintings for sale that are reasonably priced & really cool! 

Katelyn Workman Brewer

The Palek’s invited other local artists to exhibit, they had good music by a local singer songwriter, and wine from a vineyard in Indianola, Iowa. It is apparent the Palek’s are all about showcasing their Community and keeping them excited about art! Nancy Merritt Woerth

Meet The ART Instructors

This is the team of art experts who will be your guides into the reality of a more fun YOU!

Shawn Palek


Shawn is the owner at Palek Studio and Gallery and has been an airbrush artist for going on 30 years. Born and raised in Ohio, Shawn really appreciates realism and has a motto: “Paint anything, on nearly anything!” ….

Misty Palek


Misty was born and raised in Butte, Montana. She is a self-taught artist, who enjoys releasing her bountiful imagination on paper/canvas.  She specializes in surrealism mainly of food, including her love of fruits and vegetables..

April Jeske

Office Manager/Lead Artist

April is a local artist, born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. She graduated from Saydel High School where she took several painting and drawing classes each semester throughout her high school career….

Maggie Barbour

Lead Artist

Maggie is a unique individual who is very talented in nearly every art form, she touches…  Born and raised in the Omaha, NE area, she brings Palek Studio a little bit of pixie dust in the art form!

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