I am thrilled to announce I will an artist in residence at Caribou Ranch Open Space in Nederland, CO from August 11 - 17! More details coming as the time becomes closer. Looking forward to fully concentrating on art for a week in a wilderness mountain space, searching out insects, spiders and plants!
It seems water is a popular theme for Wisconsin art exhibits this year! :) "Northern Wisconsin Pond Life" was selected for the "Art of Water III" exhibit at the James May Gallery in Algoma, WI from May 3 - 31, 2019.
Last spring, I had attended a workshop on water life at the Urban Ecology Center, where the speaker brought bottles of preserved aquatic animals for us to look at. While it always makes me sad to see the creatures dead, their beautiful forms came through so I decided to create tribute images of them. Through observation, it was evident there was more diversity and greater sizes of northern Wisconsin pond life versus the southern Wisconsin biota, which had less variety of species and of noticeably smaller sizes.
My finished painting for the SWAN(Support Women Artists Now) Day MKE exhibit. The theme is water so I decided on combining creatures I had seen at a Mequon Nature Preserve event and insects I had viewed under portable lenses at "Bug Day" in the fall at Wehr Nature Center. All the animals need water to survive and comprise of life found in a pond, hence the title for the piece, "Pond Life Community."
SWAN Day MKE Art Exhibit
March 23 - June 1
Urban Ecology Center - Menomonee Valley
3700 N. Pierce St.
Milwaukee, WI 53215
From now until November 11, five of my insect acrylic paintings will be part of "The Little Mini Tiny
Wisconsin (well, four now - one sold last night! Thanks to Meghan!). Images had to have been no
Besides painting and drawing, I am always taking photographs of what I find on walks with my dog, hikes in parks or gardening in the yard. I have always thought of them as reference materials, yet have always created them with consideration for design and a respect for what I see. I decided to enter them in an area photography show. It was really gratifying to learn three of my images were juried into the "Change" exhibition at the Arts Mill in Grafton.
Change: A Photo Exhibit on the Impermanence of Life
October 2 - November 17
The Arts Mill
1300 14th Ave
Grafton, WI 53024
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Website featuring US National Park Artists in Residence
Check out the "Visual Arts, Nature's Delicate Balance" page, where you will find my painting.
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