Tag Archive: mixed media


You can take the girl out of the Chicago but you can’t take the Chicago spirit out of the girl!  That pretty much describes what motivates my edgier style of artwork.

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(above)  Child’s Play was a problematic/naughty creation that had taken me three years to create.  It began as a collagraph print that went rogue on me, so I tucked it away in a drawer for a few years. As time went by,  I had grown and evolved as an artist. So when I found the collagraph print, I knew exactly what to do with it, to make it into an interesting composition.

(below) My series of surrealistic charcoal drawings title Bombus (Latin word meaning BOOM) expresses the feeling/action that I wanted to portray in the drawing Bombus!

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Please stop in at iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio on  July 27-28 -29th from 10:00am- 5:00pm, listed as #14 in the Northwoods Art Tour Guide.

At this time I’m not set up to take credit cards but welcome cash and checks.

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(below) This composition titled BILLIE  is created with handmade paper.   The paper pulp was applied to a free-form mold.  Once the pulp had dried I applied a variety of permanent metallic paints and mounted the sculpture onto a wood background that’s covered with fabric.  Please stop in the studio to find out why this composition was given this title!

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(below) The series title SNAP has a special story connected to my dear childhood friend that inspired me to create artwork using a very unusual method.  Please stop in the studio and ask me to tell you the story behind this artwork! iMAGiNETHAT Art Studio is #14 on the self- guided tour of the Northwoods Art Tour brochure. Go to http://www.northwoodsarttour.com

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Buck’n the System just sounded like a fun title, especially since the artwork has bucks as a theme.

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I’ve printed about 25 of each of these hand-pulled original Intaglio prints that have been enhanced with watercolor to create a more interesting composition.

To learn more about the variety and depth of my artwork, please join me on July 27-28 -29th from 10:00am- 5:00pm at iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio, listed as #14 in the Northwoods Art Tour Guide. Go to http://www.northwoodsarttour.com

 

 

Welcome to iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio!  I hope you will come and explore my studio during the North Woods Art Tour on July 26, 27 and 28, 2018!  Studio guests will find a wide selection of limited edition greeting cards!  From small cards showcasing fall leaves to colorful bears accompanied by dragonflies!

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My art studio is #14 and directions can be found on the Northwoods Art Tour guide map located in the brochure.  To learn more about the 2018 Northwoods Art Tours go to http://www.northwoodsarttour.com

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There are also greeting cards that celebrate the art of dance and delightful snowflakes that dance through the sky.

I love to play with a variety of materials when I’m creating artwork!  If my original prints don’t live up to my expectations, I alter them into a totally new composition.

Sometimes an original prints will sit in a drawer for a couple of years before I figure out what direction to follow. Every January through March I pull out all my misfit children and turn them into totally new compositions, usually collages / mixed media.

I believe that the artwork is waiting for me to develop my skills  and that’s when the magic happens!  It helps having an open mind and the courage to destroy one piece of artwork to make exciting discoveries and push my boundaries!

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I hope you’ll  stop by on ( Saturday, December 16th) from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the Marshfield Mercantile located at 355 S. Central Ave. Marshfield, WI.
I will have the rest of my Kodiak Bear merchandise (coasters, journals, cards and books) as well as my limited edition greeting cards, art journals and a selection small original prints / collages. 
Prices range from $3.00 to $30.00. Please stop by and take a peek at the section of artwork and photographs that range from the documentation of the two rescued Kodiak bear cubs to original and reproduction prints. 

Buck’n the System just sounded like a fun title, especially since the artwork has bucks as a theme.

I’ve printed about 25 of  each of these little original prints and added water color to enhance the composition.

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While traveling this past weekend to Wisconsin Dells to attend  an office Christmas party, I packed my art bag and brought a portfolio full of small prints to work on during the drive.  These are a sample of two of the prints that I water colored during the car ride to the Dells.

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You can view more of my original prints this Saturday Dec. 16th from 11:00 am- 5:00 pm at the Marshfield Mercantile located at 355 S. Central Ave. Marshfield, WI.