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 curret work reflects this, beginning with abstract lines and evolving usually into tree forms but sometimes into dwellings.  I am working in egg tempera, very small panels.


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.  However, many are still for sale.  Contact the gallery.


 I am now 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.  All are welcome. 


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 : Bibliography




Helsinki, Finland, catalogue, 2017, pp 12-15.


GRADUAL CLEARING, by Karen Anderson, cover and 20 drawings, Arbutus Press, Traverse City, MI 2017


HIDDEN IN THE TREES, by Vic Foerster, cover and 12 drawings, Arbutus Press,  2017


NOAH'S BOAT. poetry by CB Follett, Many Voices Press, cover and illustrations 2016.


WINGS OF A RAGTAG QUEST, by nell Booker Sonnemann, edited by Patricia Malarcher:  Passages Extended: "Searching in Samiland", 16 pages with illustrations, 2016


"Artist is Honored," article in Daily Minihg Gazette, front page and page 2 of Happenings section, October 9, 2014.


"Spirited Work,"  Review in Madison Magazine, August 17, 2011, Madison, WI.


20 YEARS OF CONTEMPORARY FINNISH-AMERICAN ART,  catalogue for the exhibition, 2011, Finlandia University Gallery, Hancock, MI.


NAKED IN THE STREAM; THE ISLE ROYALE STORIES, by Vic Foerster, Cover and 20 Illustrations , 2010, Arbutus Press, Traverse City, MI.


STUDIO VISIT, Volume Five, page 96, the Open Studios Press, 2009


“PARADISE LOST? CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE NORTH WOODS,” catalogue for the exhibition, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2006, page 32.


"THE ISLAND WITHIN US", Isle Royale Natural History Association, Houghton, Michigan, 2000, featured artist, pages 126-129


WISCONSIN ACADEMY REVIEW, Madison, summer 1997, covers and pages 24-30


 MEMORIES AND MORE: An Informal History of Herman, Michigan. 1901-2001, Illustrations for the book, Herman Historical Society, HCR 02, Box 773, L'anse, MI 49946, 2001


THE SAUNA, Cover and Illustrations for the book,  Otsa Press, Minnetonka, Minnesota, 1995 




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