painting

Jane St Claire of Prairie Salvage Arts

Bio:

I am a retired nurse. Dawning my working era I focused on the arts of poetry + photography and I took classes at The Hoft and film in the cities in St Paul. I have lived in the Corcoran neighborhood for 30 years and have been active in the neighborhood organization much of the time. Since retiring I have focused on creating jewelry, art boxes and acrylic painting I am very excited about being involved with C.O.P.A and the June 16,2018 JuneBug Art Crawl.   

Categories:

  • Eclectic
  • Jewelry
  • Boxes
  • Aeaylie paintings and collages
  • Natural world & the political
  • Written word

Links:

Facebook: JaneStClair

Chris Sutton

Bio:

After my art education, I explored many avenues: gallery artist, scenic theater painter, prop artist, performance artist. I believe each has contributed to the whole regarding my interpretation of a career and I am grateful for the experiences.

One constant has been my desire to create- especially with tactile materials such as fiber, twine or charcoal on paper. The hands-on approach of these activities really speaks to me.

I like bringing some light-heartedness and wit to my pieces. I never do too many works in the same vein, call it a fault but I get bored easily and see no reason to repeat myself with multiple variations on a theme. So, with that said, I’ve enjoyed figurative painting and drawing, mixed-media works and fiber/macramé art- my current interest.

Categories:

  • painting
  • drawing
  • mixed-media
  • fiber
  • macramé

Angela Maki North of Fortress of the Arts

Bio:

Angela is an oil painter as well as a sculptor.
She participates in various community art projects and runs the Fortress of the Arts on 34th & Chicago.

I run an art studio with 20 artists. I paint in oil and also participate in various community art projects.

Categories:

  • Oil painting

Links:

Facebook: Angela Maki North

MN-artist page: Angela Maki Jones

 

Sonia Meade

Bio:

I started my education in art in 1967 in design school at the U of MN, but finished my degree in Studio Art at the University of Maryland in 1975. My current work is a combination of painting, sculpture and textiles. I attach items like springs, leather, metal found objects as well as fabric to the surface of the canvas with gesso or by sewing or wiring the material onto the surface. I then paint all or part of it.

Categories:

  • painting
  • sculpture
  • textiles