Allagash Wilderness Waterway 2021

Last August, I was honored to be the 2021 Visiting Artist at the Allagash Wilderness Waterway sponsored by the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands.  For 2 weeks, I immersed myself in the north woods surrounded by the sweet aroma of balsam fir and the yodeling of distant loons on the water. This is a 92 mile corridor of lakes and river that many canoe campers and other outdoor enthusiasts use year round.  During my stay, I explored the area, collected many images with photos and painted silk interpretations of the scenery that will became art quilts.

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Storm Rising over Lock Dam, 2021
Storm Rising over Lock Dam, 2021

Hand painted silk and machine quilted.

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Loons at Sunset, 2021
Loons at Sunset, 2021

Hand painted silk and machine quilted.

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Allagash Trio, 2021
Allagash Trio, 2021

Hand painted silk and machine quilted.

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Storm Rising over Lock Dam, 2021
Storm Rising over Lock Dam, 2021

Hand painted silk and machine quilted.

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Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park
2019

I was selected as an Artist in Residence (AIR) at Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for 2 weeks.  It is an expansive 60,000 acre park of Lake Superior Lakeshore, rugged terrain, lakes, swift rivers and old growth forests.  During my visit I explored the many hiking trails, along streams and mountain ridges taking in the scenic views and photographing them for future art projects.  Back at the artist cabin I transformed  some of these images into silk paintings that were later finished into art quilts. It was a wonderful experience! 

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Porcupine Mountain Summer
Manido Falls
River Stones
Eagle at Lake of the Clouds
Thimbleberries
Giant Hemlock
Lake Superior Beach Pebbles
Rainbow Pebbles