SLMM member artists 

Karen Becker Benedetti

The layers in my art are like the fragments and layers of my life, that together, form my voice, the voice of the artist.

Mary Alice Braukman

A PAINTER’S WORK IS HIS DIARY…JOURNEY. As a water media artist, my life experiences become filtered in my eye, mind, and heart. They are then transformed into my paintings… of joy and passion and adventure and reflection… I want the viewer to crawl into my work and walk through each step of motion or intensity or serenity.

Claudia Chapline

My paintings are influenced by Asian and Native American ways of thinking about art and life. My intention is that the viewer may enter a spiritual place, a place of healing through the physical medium of the painting.

Patricia Cole-Ferullo

My work expresses an inner vision of reality; the invisible made visible through the process of layering color, texture, form, and line. I play intuitively with the elements, to create emotionally motivated images, originating somewhere between observation and knowing.

Gale Craig

I see in the Universe a mystical world of flowing energies. It is the essence of this spiritual energy and its beautiful vibrant colors that inspire my paintings.

Meinrad Craighead
Valaida D'Alessio

I have been working with mixed media—collage and have been a SLMM member since the early 1980s.

Janaia Donaldson

I love combining images from quantum physics to tribal art, from natural forms to crop circles.

Linda C. Dumas

I begin with the germ of an idea — a color, pattern, background — and wait for the art to tell me how to finish. I sometimes fail myself, but the art never fails me if I listen to it.

Nancy Dunaway

I think art making is a dialogue between me and the work. I put something down, it tells me where to go next. I try to listen.

Leslie Ebert

Light Signatures—Painterly Macro Photography Dye Infused into Aluminum. Capturing the energy of creation in action.

Sharon Eley

"I am an experimental artist and work with paper, fabric and found objects. My media is mixed media, collage and fluid acrylics. Nature is often a theme in my work. My goal is create a feeling of peace and tranquility and belief in a higher being."

Jaleh Etemad

With my work, I gather inspiration from books, dreams, or unexpected emotions. My motivation is not only getting in touch with my feelings, but also creating thought-provoking pieces for the viewer.

Judi Foster

In my paintings, I project the spirit and energy of the American Southwest. I also allow my under painting to dictate the final result. Veils of color and texture, both transparent and opaque create a mood — a feeling of place and space. By expressing my mind, I hope to connect my feelings with those of the viewer in an emotional manner.

Catherine Fraser

I paint from the outside in and the inside out outdoors in nature and from my imagination in the studio. With my nursing background, I am interested in the topic of health care and art. I practice as an art therapist in private practice and work artistically in my studio in a variety of mediums.

Sally Fraser

The elements of design are used to arrange visual components and are manipulated till I see a 

coherent whole. I like pattern, repetition and to form a rhythm within analogous color use. Layering 

is exploring and a process that greatly appeals to me.

Ilena Grayson

My multi media sculptural forms explore our link with the etheral world through animal forms and iconic figures.

Pamela Walker Hart

Energetic lines and marks in my work symbolize the perpetual omni–action of Mind.

Nadia Hlibka

Myths, symbols, and legends of various cultures, sometimes referring to specific historic occurrences interwoven with modern issues, are important elements in my work. I am fascinated with the effects of time on artifacts, people, events and experiences.

Mary Kralj

You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him find it within himself. — Galileo "I have been alternately surprised, gratified and puzzled by our human ability to both create and then solve our own struggles. It is as if Galileo’s quote implied that all we need is to listen to ourselves, our real selves, to grow, thrive and prosper. It seems simple, yet the compelling demands of daily life work against our ability to listen and know ourselves.

My paintings attempt to give the viewer a small space in which to focus totally on themself and their own unique responses to the piece. The images are layered, complex and non–representational. Each is intended to be a tangible and unique bit of reality for which the viewer will provide meaning."

Lynne Kroll

My art invites personal reflection exploring the interconnectedness of nature, life, spirit and time. I invite you to take this magical journey with me.

Ara Leites

My goal as a painter is to bring all that I have become into visual existence using acquired artistic knowledge and intuition to develop a concept of reality.

Terri MacDonald

In every season of life, there is something to celebrate! As I paint and collage with materials that touch my soul it brings me hope, peace and a purpose to life.

Shirley Eley Nachtrieb

My artwork is earthy, organic and multimedia. I enjoy painting from nature then interpreting my images into collages using textures. I work experimentally, painting positive and negative shapes, and adding embellishments. I am always looking for a way to interpret what I see in a more creative way.

Mary Carroll Nelson

My preoccupation has been to study and express the multidimensional nature of the world we experience.

Richard and Rochelle Newman

multimedia artists, workshop presenters and lecturer

Nancy Egol Nikkal

I love touching, tearing and gluing paper. I am a collage artist. Life is a collage. It’s layered, textured and complex.

Merry G. Norris

My focus is on art as a spiritual expression. My goals are to continue my unfolding through art and to help others bring art into play on their spiritual journeys.

Terry Gay Puckett

Creating art is my way to interact, share, and complete a major part of my destiny. I want to capture the passing moment, and saturate my work with the colors and textures of my surroundings.

Barbara Ragalyi

My art embodies the music, harmony, and mystery of the Universe, the underlying energy of our world, the music of being within all things, creating a peaceful, harmonious space wherein one can experience silence, still–point, and oneness with all.

Win Ratz

"All Paths Lead Home", we all return to the loving source of all life.

Nancy Richards-Davis

Through the layering of pigmented beeswax(encaustic), oil and collage, I articulate a continual journey that seeks to reveal an idea, a memory, a truth. A spiritual connection forms between each layer as the painting becomes a living organism which mines the uncharted, nonverbal areas of my life experience.

Allyson Rickard

Creating art is a healing and spiritual experience for me. I love to travel to sacred sites all over the world "capturing" the essence or energy of the sites using a variety of media, including photography, painting, collage, altered books and woven necklaces. I use the media and materials as metaphors to trigger the psyche, personal and collective.

Janet Hull Ruffin

Janet is a poet who paints stories of spirituality, psychology, healing, the unknown and unlimited possibilities. Instead of words, she uses layers of painted paper, photographs, sometimes found objects, and paint on canvas. You are invited to step into her stories.

Helenn Rumpel

What do I do that I love? I create… constantly, consistently and creatively. I strive to realize my dreams, often portraying them in my art with hard work & devotion, looking above for guidance. Color—intensity—texture—vitality—these are my friends.


Jan Sitts

Embedded stones in earthen layers enrich & reveal mysteries.... as do the artists’ painted layers in time. 
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Delda Skinner

I paint or collage in layers and between the layers. I insert prayers, blessings and names. I feel that this adds positive spiritual energy to the Universal dialogue that is forever taking place.

Jenny Badger Sultan

"Art has always been a process of self discovery, healing and integration for me. Focused image–making and random experimentation with materials are partners in the work. Most of my paintings express different aspects of my experience of the inner spiritual world, drawing upon my dreams, personal symbols and world religions. They begin with a seed idea and then expand to include the thoughts, feelings and images that emerge during the painting process."

Carolyn H. WarmSun

The Natural World has been for me a source of wonder and awe, sensory input, and beauty. More important, however, I have become increasingly fascinated with the elegant systems of the natural world and the interconnectedness of things. My education and career in human behavior and psychology, along with a life-long love of Native American philosophy and spirituality has enriched this sense of connectedness. My work strives to reflect the spirit of Nature and the nature of Spirit.

Melissa G. Watt

"I feel that my paintings are a reflection of my personality: Abstract, Expressive and Vibrant. I have always been attracted to the style of Abstract Art. My goal is to produce an Expressionistic style of paintings, along with the critical choice of colors and textures, throughout my artwork. I try to manipulate the use of textures using layers of colors. In my paintings, I use Acrylics, Enamel, Watercolors and Oils. I consider myself to be a Mixed Media Abstract Contemporary Artist."

Margaret B. Watts

"My paintings are improvisational tempered by decreasing realism… Although my palette changes as I experiment, warm colors predominate; red is my favorite color. My travels and life experiences form the backdrop and intuition gives final enhancements."

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