"Ordinary/ Extraordinary Women"

Honoring the extraordinary achievements of women in the ordinary context of their lives.

In 2006 I made a rug to honor a very special woman. Her name was Ruth Spring. Ruth was a naturalist, landscape painter, and a wonderful person.

Inspired by my experience creating this portrait, I have chosen fifteen other women, from all walks of life, that I wish to honor. I've decided not to show most of these pieces in their entirety (although a couple have previously been exhibited). The plan is to display all the work at the conclusion of this project and to have a big celebration. The series is called "Ordinary/ Extraordinary Women" and so far I have completed five larger than life portraits. Keep checking back to follow my progress!  (More photos coming soon...)

Ruth Spring

Ruth Spring

Kimberly Day Proctor

Kimberly Day Proctor

Kathleen Riley

Kathleen Riley

Jane Pollak

Jane Pollak

Chelsea Fay

Chelsea Fay

Marilyn Bottjer/ In progress...

Marilyn Bottjer/ In progress...