I grew up on our family farm near Iberia in Minnesota.   The white farm house so large to me then, would be quite small to me now.   My grandfather,  parents and 12 siblings filled the house, yet it never seemed crowded to me.  We were sort of like the Waltons, but not exactly.  By this statement you know I have a sense of humor, and sarcasm runs deep in our family.
I would take many walks in the woods of Iberia.   In it’s historic past, this small village was often referred to as Brimstone Corners.  Iberia gradually lost usefulness with progress.  It slowly faded away.  The old Oak Ridge cemetery, the woods and a few homes are the only visual remains today.

Where I grew up, life experience, and nature offer inspiration when I paint.    My paintings are varied.   Some are nature-inspired,  some carefree and fun to thought provoking and serious.   Windows and doors are often represented  in my work.  They are portals.   Old buildings and brick stir the imagination. Some of my favorite artists are Van Gogh, Pollack, Rothko, and the newest Shimamoto. Photographers, writers, musicians, sculptors,  all artists make things click for me. I appreciate all.

My work has been published in Folio, American University, Art Business News, and New Art International.  I have exhibited in  group shows throughout the country, most recently at CUARC in Chicago.   I have shown work in Grand Forks Gallery, Grand Forks, B.C. and completed several commissions. Just recently, I was interviewed by http://www.Featuredemagazine.com. That was a wonderful experience.

I believe there is a real importance and necessity to preserving history and architecture. I am very thankful to my strong and brave ancestors.  They have all my love and admiration.  I am from Iberia.

~ by artveronica on February 28, 2012.

3 Responses to “About”

  1. Thank you for stopping by Storyteller. There is some wonderful art on your site. — Ray


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