I have been active in the visual arts since early childhood. My favorite thing in kindergarten was using the easel; I hated waiting for my turn!. I have lived my life acutely aware of the rythym of the changing seasons and the small mysteries found in daily happenings. A lifelong intense desire to learn the 'how to' of making things has provided me with experience using a variety of media which I incorporate as needed to 'paint' my pieces.
During the past few years, in addition to my paintings, I have been making mixed media works which I refer to as altar pieces. Part painting and part sculpture, I use the altarpiece as a form to teach, tell stories and elevate my subject matter, reveal its importance. Recent altar pieces have focused on ecological themes, issues with the environment, and explore humans’ effect on nature and vice versa. And as I have always been one to see both sides of a situation, I paint the contrasts between inside, outside, good, bad, nature, technology, reality, abstraction, and so tell both sides of a story.
After all is said and done, I am a story teller, in my life and in my art. Inspired by what’s found just around the corner, I use vibrant color as a vocabulary to express my ideas, dreams, and wishes, my stories and those of others:
gardens, because I love the color and growth that happens each spring, with or without our help, the weeding out that happens, and the harvest
my kitchen utensils, quilts, old toys and other collectibles to remember and celebrate the home life of women (my grandmothers, myself, and others) who have created beauty and art without cultural recognition for their efforts
female figures to honor the Goddess in every woman
fantasy to remember and celebrate a time when I believed in fairies, moon maidens and the fun found in myth and children’s faith
wild nature, the escape to woods and water where from the middle of a friend’s fishing boat peace can be found
Full Moon Studios
501 W Oakland Ave
Port Washington, 53074
Phone: 414 477-4294 414 477-4294
Prints of my work are available. I use Epson archival ink and papers.
5"x7" print $15
8"x10" print $30
Print sizing is dependent on the image - not all images enlarge well. Please contact me for more information regarding prints