Category Archives: Studio Snapshots

Postcards for Peace

A favorite part of attending St. Thomas More Catholic Church is the opportunity to work with fellow parishioners for causes that are important to us. I painted this scene, showing people from all over joining together, to use as the … Continue reading

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Fabric scenes on a smaller scale

I’ve been using up material left over from the (church-wall-sized) Easter story wall hanging to create these little improvisational wall hangings, or “magical narrative fabric collages.” This size is easier to manage, which was especially helpful when I was recuperating … Continue reading

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Exhibit at Iowa Artisans Gallery

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the opening event at Iowa Artisans Gallery for the show “Creating for Causes,” featuring my Creating for a Cause artwork and products. The exhibit remains at the gallery (207 E. Washington St. in … Continue reading

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Autumn workshop at the Prairie

Friday, October 14, 2022, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Join us for my workshop Imagination Unbinds Hope, at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat near Wheatland, Iowa! We will be painting intuitively, finding shapes in clouds and our imaginations, finding our voice. This … Continue reading

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Sunday conversations

Update:  The Octagon show was great (and windy!), I saw lots of friends and left new paintings at the Octagon Shop. (My original post is below.) I’ll have this new painting, “Sunday Conversations,” at the Octagon Art Festival this Sunday … Continue reading

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IWS Annual Meeting and exhibition

Update: I’m especially honored to have my painting included in the Traveling Show! The 2022 – 2023 schedule and preview are now posted on the Traveling Show page of the IWS website. Original post: I’m honored to have one of my paintings, … Continue reading

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Remembrance Park dedication

The vision of Remembrance Park is becoming reality! The Remembrance Park – Johnson County website has information on two special events planned to mark the opening of this “Wildflower Park to Contemplate the Origins of Johnson County, Iowa” (described in … Continue reading

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Scenes in the Easter drama

Scenes in my improvisational fabric wall hanging tell the story of Easter, following a path from bottom to top. Just like a painting, this artwork required planning, and especially so because of its size and complexity. I started with sketches … Continue reading

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Fabric wall hanging on display

I was pleased to have the opportunity to meet with family members on Easter weekend and see my “Improvisational Fabric Wall Hanging” on display in the space it was designed for. The work commemorates the 75th anniversary of the founding … Continue reading

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Illustrating in Amana

I always look forward to being part of the Art Iowa Workshops, and this year’s was a huge success. The workshops provide continuing education for educators in cooperation with Grant Wood AEA. My class this year had an emphasis on … Continue reading

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