“Icons of the Natural World” painted block prints

These pieces were done as series for an exhibition at Unity Unitarian Church in St. Paul. They are illustrations of some of the animals that are found in urban settings in the Midwest. I hope to have 14 or more in the series eventually.

The pieces are done with my mixed media block print technique, hand-printed and then painted with acrylics. These are mounted on wood panels, and have metallic leaf accents. I’m really enjoying doing this series, there’s a nice mix of accuracy of the animal, with creative patterning and some whimsical and spiritual aspects mixed in that really appeals to me, and I hope to the viewer.

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January-March 2012 Events & Exhibitions

Ongoing
Project Art for Nature (PAN) http://www.projectartfornature.org
Group show at the National Eagle Center, Wabasha MN http://www.nationaleaglecenter.org/
Through January 9, 2012
Nature art exhibition in a variety of media by Project Art for Nature artists. At the beautiful Eagle Center through the first part of January. The Eagle Center is well worth a visit on its own merits, it’s situated on gorgeous Lake Pepin on the Mississippi River. Demos with live eagle, river view decks and our art! A can’t lose day trip from the Twin Cities.

Friday, January 6
Lowertown First Friday
6:00-9:00 pm
Northern Warehouse #206
308 Prince Street, St. Paul
Open studio event.
http://lowertownfirstfridays.com
Open studio tour in 5-7 buildings in Lowertown St. Paul, around the intersection of 4th & Broadway (around the Farmers Market). Block prints, paintings, journals, cards, and more.

Friday, February 3
Lowertown First Friday
6:00-9:00 pm
Northern Warehouse
308 Prince Street, St. Paul
Open studio event.
http://lowertownfirstfridays.com
Open studio tour in 5-7 buildings in Lowertown St. Paul, around the intersection of 4th & Broadway (around the Farmers Market). Block prints, paintings, journals, cards, and more.

Friday, March 2
Lowertown First Friday
6:00-9:00 pm
Northern Warehouse #206
308 Prince Street, St. Paul
Open studio event.
http://lowertownfirstfridays.com
Open studio tour in 5-7 buildings in Lowertown St. Paul, around the intersection of 4th & Broadway (around the Farmers Market). Block prints, paintings, journals, cards, and more.

December 2011 Events & Exhibitions

Ongoing December-January
Project Art for Nature (PAN) http://www.projectartfornature.org
Group show at the National Eagle Center, Wabasha MN http://www.nationaleaglecenter.org/
Through January 9, 2012
Nature art exhibition in a variety of media by Project Art for Nature artists. At the beautiful Eagle Center through the first part of January. The Eagle Center is well worth a visit on its own merits, it’s situated on gorgeous Lake Pepin on the Mississippi River. Demos with live eagle, river view decks and our art! A can’t lose day trip from the Twin Cities.

Friday, December 2
Lowertown First Friday
6:00-9:00 pm
Northern Warehouse #206
308 Prince Street, St. Paul
Open studio event.
http://lowertownfirstfridays.com
Open studio tour in 5-7 buildings in Lowertown St. Paul, around the intersection of 4th & Broadway (around the Farmers Market). Block prints, paintings, journals, cards, and more.