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 : Kalevala paintings

These paintings and drawings were inspired by the old Finnish folk tales collected into the epic poem the Kalevala.  I have been to Finland many times and am learning to read the language.  I spoke Finnish as a child but had to switch to English before entering school. These old stories touch a deep chord inside of me.  When I read them I realized I had already been illustrating them without knowing it.

 



Aino's Rabbit
Aino's Rabbit
The Seagull
The Seagull
Three Birches
Three Birches
Osmo
Osmo
Aino's Rock
Aino's Rock
Listening Lynx
Listening Lynx
Listening Bear
Listening Bear
The Pike
The Pike
Tuonela Waterfall
Tuonela Waterfall
Swan of Tuonela
Swan of Tuonela
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