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.



Resume : Solo Exhibitions

2018:  "Configurations," solo exhibiton, upstairs gallery, Bonifas Art  

           Center, Escanaba, Michigan

2017:  Retrospective of all my work, Finlandia University, Hancock

           Solo Show, Stoplight Gallerly, Anaconda, Montana

           Solo Show, Community Arts Center, Hancock, Michigan

2016:  Animal Paintings, Omphale Gallery, Calumet, Michigan

2014:  Animal Sculptures and Sketchbook Drawings, Paige Wiard 

                     Gallery, Calumet, Michigan

             Between Abstraction and Imagery, Omphale Gallery,

                    Calumet, Michigan     

2013:  Abstractions, Community Arts Center, Hancock

            Abstractions,  Bay de Noc College, Escanaba

2012:  Meditations, Marquette Cultural Arts Center

            Solo show, Capitol Lakes Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin

            Solo show, Vertin Gallery, Calumet, Michigan

            Meditations (10 small abstract drawings),

                  Gallerie Boheme, Calumet     

            Animals, Gallery 325, Baraga, Michigan

2011: Animals and Birch Trees, Central Michigan

                  University, Mt. Pleasant

2010: Kalevala Images, Vertin Gallery, Calumet

           Drawings, Reflection Gallery, Finlandia  University

           Drawings, Crooked Tree Art Center, Petoskey, MI

2009: Solo show, Vertin Gallery, Calumet, Michigan

           Animals, Bay de Noc College, Escanaba, Michigan
2007: Solo Show, Community Arts Center, Hancock, Michigan
2004: Birch Trees, University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor
2003: Birch Trees, University of Wisconsin/Superior
            Forest Spirits, Community Art Center, Hancock, MI
2002: Ink Drawings, Interchurch Center, Columbia 
                University, New York City

2001: Nature Studies, Viterbo University Gallery, 
                 LaCrosse, Wisconsin

            Recent Work, Odin Gallery, La Crosse, Wisconsin
            Waterfalls,  Pine Tree Gallery, Ironwood, MI
2000:  The Owl, large wall mural, Houghton County 
1999:  Animals, Lee Hall Gallery, Northern Michigan University
            Pine Tree Gallery, Ironwood, Michigan
            Omphale Gallery, Calumet, Michigan
1998: Animal spirits, Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock
            Evergreen College, Olympia, Washington
            Odin Gallery, LaCrosse, Wisconsin
1997: DeRicci Gallery, Edgewood College, Madison,    

1996: PineTree Gallery, Ironwood, Michigan
1995: Nelimarkka Museum, Alajarvi, Finland
            Gallery of the School of Art, Kuopio, Finland
            Helsky Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
l994:  Western Wisconsin Regional Art Center, La 

            Hancock House Gallery, Hancock, Michigan
l992:   Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock
            Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota
            Hancock House Gallery, Hancock, Michigan
1991:  University of Wisconsin/Superior
             Sunprint Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin
1990:  Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota
             Western Wisconsin Regional Art Center, LaCrosse
1989:  Daley College, Chicago
             C.G. Jung Institute, Chicago
1988:  Franklin Square Gallery, Chicago
             Hollins College, Roanoke, Virginia
1987:  Augsburg College, Minneapolis
            West Virginia Northern College, Wheeling
             Finnish American Festival, Detroit, Michigan
1986:  Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana
1985:  Denison University, Granville, Ohio
             Mansfield Fine Arts Center, Mansfield, Ohio
1984:  Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio
             Methodist Theological Seminary, Delaware, Ohio


Solo Exhibitions
Selected Group Exhibitions

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