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My work has become very personal and biographical. The Who Stole the Suet series honors the animal who repeatedly stole my suet cage; a watercolor monoprint, it uses natural materials in a spontaneous process. Circle Skirt is a mixed media piece; working with the pattern evoked a childhood memory. The miracles of Mom and me is a tribute to the transformations we’ve shared. San Miguel Copper is a mixed media piece I created while in Mexico.
In 2009 I was honored to win a Founders award in the Visions show at the Riverfront Art Gallery, two first place awards at the Rural Rembrandt Art Show (for the Suet series and Circle Skirt pictured above) and an honorable mention at the Wisconsin Regional Artists show.
I believe art should be healing and am inspired by the Cardinal Principles of 291*: the work of art must be a fresh expression of the individual who produces it, without regard for conventional rules or styles of any other artist, and it is expected to add something new to what has gone before.
I majored in art at the University of Wisconsin Platteville and School of the Art Institute of Chicago; studied psychology and sand tray therapy at the Jung Institute of Chicago and the C.G.Jung Institut in Zurich; and earned a Master’s degree in counseling and art therapy from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. I’m a lifetime member of the Wisconsin Regional Artists Association and a member of the Rural Rembrandt Art Club and Womanmade Gallery in Chicago.
* the original Alfred Steiglitz Gallery in New York