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 remaining oil paintings are now at the Stoplight Gallery, Anaconda, Montana, owned by my sister, Kathy Carlson.  They will remain there, as I can no longer use oil paint due to allergies to the paint.


 I am now working with water media and drawings, but also going back to some textile work. Stitchery is something I have always found to be healing.  Old Bangladeshi women believed that stitching, making something new and beautiful out of old useless things was a way of healing the soul of the world.


We now have a group called "Mending" which meets in my studio at 10am on Saturday mornings., as our own way of healing the world!  We bring whatever sewing or mending we have, and sit together to do it.  If you are interested please let me know.  All are welcome. 


January 11-February 22, 2018 I have a solo exhibition at the Bonifas Art Center in Escanaba of drawings, small paintings, and stitcheries, about Healing and Trees.


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


My studio is in an old elementary school, 801 North Lincoln Drive in Hancock. I love visitors!  I am usually there but please call first: 906-370-3183.  My hours are erratic.




Contact information: 


Home address:  1100 Hill Street, Hancock, MI 49930

Studio:  801 Lincoln Drive #201, Hancock, MI 49930


Phone:  Home: 906-483-3183

Cell: 906-370-3183




Gallery contact:  


Paige Wiard Gallery

109 Fifth Street

Calumet, MI 49913




The Stop Light Gallery

Anaconda Montana




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