All of my work is a spiritual connection with my life, which has gone through many changes and looks like a patchwork.  It is always an attempt to combine imagery and abstraction, an ongoing striving to communicate while going deeper.  

 

My work can be seen at Gallery on Fifth in Calumet, Michigan: mostly animal faces and icons.  I also have some new abstract tree work at the Community Arts Center in Hancock.  There are also some drawings and animal sculptures in the Moonbird Gallery in Door County, Wisconsin.

 

My remaining oil paintings and much of my recent works are in my sister's gallery in Anaconda, Montana, the Stop Light Gallery.

 

My studio is now in my house at 1100 Hill Street, Hancock, MI 49930.    

  

I have decided that one way I can share my work is to have giclee prints made.  Many of the  larger images that are of interest could possibly be made into an archival print, about 15x17", for $150.  Please email me if you are interested.  joycekoskenmaki@icloud.com

 

 

 



Artworks : Paintings

All of my work is a reflection of my surroundings and how they connect with my own inner space.  The relationships of shapes and colors, the structure holding them together, is as important as the subjects.  As I live in the North Woods, each image in my painting is somehow a part of my life here, and the composition, which results from the dialogue of working, listening, responding to the work in process, is directly connected to the inner structure of my life and spirit.  I continue to be concerned for the safety of animals.  Sometimes I have tried to paint them into a refuge place.

 

Because I have developed an allergy to oil paint, my new work is all water media on paper and panels.  The work in this section is all in collections, with the exception of Garden and Ladder, my first after giving up oil paint.

 



Garden and Ladder
Garden and Ladder
Bird on Wall with Berries
Bird on Wall with Berries
Elegy for the Rhino
Elegy for the Rhino
Rabbit in the Morning
Rabbit in the Morning
Moon in the Water
Moon in the Water
Rauha (Peace in Finnish)
Rauha (Peace in Finnish)
Bear in Boat
Bear in Boat
Driving Home
Driving Home
Hiding Place
Hiding Place
Rabbit and forest Fire
Rabbit and forest Fire
Polar Bear with Stars
Polar Bear with Stars
Karhu with Blueberries
Karhu with Blueberries
Coyote and Fireweed
Coyote and Fireweed
Old rRed Pine with Birds
Old rRed Pine with Birds
Lynx and Door
Lynx and Door
Red Boat
Red Boat
Rabbit in Garden
Rabbit in Garden
Boat and Stars
Boat and Stars
Coyote fishing
Coyote fishing
Waterfall
Waterfall
Ice House and Fish
Ice House and Fish
Ghost Fish
Ghost Fish
Canoe and lights
Canoe and lights
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