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Eve Brown: Mom wraps you in love
From the time I mastered my tricycle – I was interested in creating art. My aunt worked at many US Embassies in Asia and sent me lots of mail. Cards and books would arrive several times a year. Her home movies of the Orient were the highlight of family gatherings. All of it influenced me and my art.
One of a kind greeting cards
I enjoy making one of a kind greeting cards that make their way around the world. Many people have told me confidentially that they frame my cards for themselves after buying or receiving them. That’s the ultimate compliment for me, and I’ve started framing them for sale as well.
After two years at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, I worked for 30 years as a freelance Calligrapher. Returning to school I received a degree in Applied Visual Design. Paper is my medium. Collage being my favorite art form. Greeting cards are like small works of art to me, suitable for framing.
Come to The Art Shoppe to see more of Eve’s cards.
Fair Fowl Firsts Dyptych
I paint with soft pastels, a medium to me that I have completely fallen in love with. I love the vibrancy and immediacy of the color and the way the colors layer and blend. I also continue to draw with graphite, charcoal and colored pencils.
I find inspiration, solace, renewal and unending fascination in the natural world. This can be in my own back yard, the city streets and parks or out in the “wilds” somewhere. I am lucky to live in Minneapolis, a city that within its borders has amazing wildlife and copious numbers of lakes, rivers, creeks, wetlands, woods, etc. I’ve seen bald eagles, hawks, foxes, coyotes, deer, loons, and many other creatures within minutes of my home and occasionally in my own inner city yard. I walk, bike and snowshoe around the city and get to observe wonderful things. Then there are the drives out of town that bring me to favorite places like Lake Superior and the North Shore, Minnesota prairies and woodlands and the inspiration for my first pastels: Crex Meadows Wildlife Area in Grantsburg, Wisconsin. There the fall colors and waterfowl migration make me swoon.
Pair of Sandhill Crains
Connection to spiritual practice
My drawing and painting is very much tied to my spiritual practice including mindfulness meditation, which I have been practicing since 2004. Paying attention to things as they are and seeing that everything changes, always, everything is impermanent, strongly informs my life and my art. When I am working on a drawing or painting it is a practice of mindfulness.
Welcome to the Art Shoppe!
We are a group of Minnesota artists who have gathered to present original and unique art in one of the most exciting sites in Minneapolis, The Midtown Global Market.
Located at 920 East Lake Street, the Market is a great place to shop, to eat, and to buy art.
The Art Shoppe has six artist-owners and 90 Minnesota artist consignors whose work is original, unique, and all made in Minnesota.
We will use this blog to introduce you to our artists and their work, and to art topics of general interest. Join us in the Art Shoppe (7 days a week). Some of our artists have links to their websites. Have patience as we introduce e-commerce into The Art Shoppe retail mix.
Scroll over the art from:
Mary-Lydia Andersen, The Bunny Bowl Lady (etsy)
Wendy Benson, Collage Artist
Johnna Morrow, Fused Glass Artist and Painter (about)
Kim Buell, Polymer Clay Artist and Photographer
Diane May, Painter and Face Painter (web)
Claudia Stack Kremer, Painter (web)
Bonnie Somdahl, Needlefelter (FB Post)
Mary-Lydia Andersen Bunny Bowls
Wendy Benson Collage Artist
Johnna Morrow fused glass
Johnna Morrow painter
Kim Buell photographer
Diane May Painter
Kim Buell Polymer Clay Artist
Claudia Kremer Painter
Bonnie Somdahl Needlefelted Love Bears