SLMM member artists 



I love to paint. I love the color and response of the paint on the surface of whatever paper, canvas, or board that I am painting on. I think watercolor sings on paper and you can't beat the colors in acrylics. In this painting, "Tango", my love for dance comes through.


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.



My artistic practice centers on capturing the passage of time. Moments of memory, mortality and immortality permeate my process.

Mary Alice


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.


Burke Harrington

I work with acrylics, photographs, and related media to create abstract works that typically reflect complex, multi-themed visualizations. I focus on embedding emotion, often conflict, into my creations. My goal is to draw the viewer into the piece and to fully reflect the underlying theme, conveying that emotion or conflict independently and without distractions from specific elements of the piece. I am concerned with the importance of color and its influence on the subtle transitions in a space. Once I begin the process, I am immersed in the flow of the paint and the reactions of the colors to each other that often takes my work in unexpected directions. I love to experiment, try new things and ideas. In the end ideas are exchanged and a new conversation is created via the artwork, the artist and the viewer.





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



I am a mixed media artist working in acrylic, collage and hand made books.Having studied oriental brush painting my art has an East West influence.



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



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.


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Egol Nikkal

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


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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.


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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.


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


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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.



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."



There is something magical about being in the studio. Tubes of paint, scruffy brushes, collage materials and pristine canvas MEET to begin a layered dance. What were once elusive dreams now emerge as music to the eye and soul.


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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.



I am an abstract/impressionist painter in water media. I love playing with color, shapes, layers and introducing textures



American Prairie artist creating with limestone, sandstone, Cottonwood, plant ash, rainwater, oxidized iron, gathered grain and grass.

Mary Carroll


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


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I see the world as a web of interconnected facets, finding commonalities among seemingly disparate elements, in literature, in music, & in my art.



My work is a culmination of the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects I experience at a particular time. Starting with random marks and strokes, I add many layers of colour to allow unexpected images to appear. As I tap into my intuition, the paint ‘speaks to me’ and tells me what it wants to become.


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



My work investigates our surroundings and how they interact with memory, permanence, change, and regrowth. How do we process our sense of place and the collective memories that go with it, even as it changes? By capturing images and combining hand-worked elements into digital layers, I create abstracted viewpoints that explore timelessness, familiarity, and recognition.



Documenting the mind exposing energy vibrations of a core frequency that allow me to become who I really am.



Embedded stones in earthen layers enrich & reveal mysteries.... as do the artists’ painted layers in time. 
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My art is a reflection of how I internalize the awe and wonder of the world around me. The process of art-making is guided by my love for exploration and learning.


Walker Hart

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



I find art in everything and everything finds its way into my art.

Melissa G.


"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."


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."

Mary Ann


My work is a reflection of my life experiences, it is my voice, my vision and my deepest feelings. It is always evolving.



I am a mixed media collage artist and acrylic painter, having been in SLMM for a long time. My focus is on experimental and bringing old treasures to a new life in art, such as U.S cancelled postage stamps, old maps, music scores, wine labels and much more. These add an extra dimension to my art and bring an added interest from the viewer.



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.



I am a local artist born and raised in Great Bend ks. I joined SLMM recently and have thoroughly enjoyed the network of artists and the encouragement from this amazing group of creative individuals.



I live in the desert. I steal its topographic and geologic colors and shapes. It is Earth thinly-clothed in sparse vegetation with her landforms exposed under vast expanses of sky. Colors and shapes are sensual and subtle, shifting with the changing light. On large and small scales, her topography is dramatic and artful.


My work is construction: I build art. Anything goes that contributes to composition, texture and tonality that make the final form. Whether they be paint, ink, paper, concrete, sand, rock, earth or fabric then whatever works, Works!



Totems, masks and shields are the themes of my work. I use the technology of weaving with an assemblage technique to create sculptural forms.

Linda C.


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.



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



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.



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.



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.



Art is a weft that adorns,and vitalizes the strands of life. My work vitalizes the strands of my life through painting, collage, assemblage and clay.


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.



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



Have been expanding my horizons to include cast glass pieces. Both bronze and glass go to outside foundries, but the cast stone and "found" work I do in-house.



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.



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.


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Merry G.


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.



I am compelled to speak in a visual way.  Choosing from an array of materials, I produce objects—mostly paintings, reliefs and sculptures—that reflect who I am.  But fascinated by something unusual or different, something that makes me curious or wonder, I reach for my camera to freeze the moment.

Terry Gay


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.



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.



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.



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.


Shui-lu Wong



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.

Barbara J. C.


I make ceramic sculpture and mixed media paintings from my spirit, which reveal the exploration of my history, experiences, emotions and moods.



The paintings are a constant surprise, never a repeat. My work expresses light, movement, simplicity, and elegance.

Carolyn H.


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.



I am a watercolorist passionate about the creative process. I look for the rhythms and the experience of my subject matter.

Margaret B.


"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."



I once read that artists paint to discover personal truth and in turn find their visual voice and develop their individual painter language. My experience indicates that there is definitely a correlation between my search for personal identity, “isness,” and my choices of what and how I paint. I use layering to interweave my outer physical and inner emotional and spiritual responses to specific natural subjects that convey a like identity necessity, “isness.” My hope is that my work speaks a painter language that resonates with like personal truth seekers.

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