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"I love working with natural materials. Making botanical palettes intimately connects me to our natural heritage and history."-Maria

Forest Trees

Artists For Climate Awareness, Bloomington, Indiana


As a new member of Artists For Climate Awareness, I look forward to sharing my experience working with natural materials, hosting workshops, and learning how other artists approach climate awareness in their work. 

Summer Workshop Series with the
Land Art Collective, UK

Workshop: Saturday, September 7 at 6pm UK time (2 hours) To register for these online classes visit:

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24 Blooms &
24 Recipes, 2024

24 new botanical paintings will be exhibited with the Hamilton County Public Library East, Fishers, Indiana. This exhibition will be on view in the front window gallery of the library in August 2024. This solo exhibition will be on view from

August 23 - October 4, 2024.

Image: Angel Amber Kiss Pansy, 12x12x2in., The color recipe: processed avocado, coffee, red cabbage, and green ink on recycled watercolor paper. 2024.

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Hamilton Public Library,

East, Fishers, Indiana 2024

Adult Workshop I. Saturday, August 24th

Hamilton Public Library East, "Adult Botanical Workshop": This is a two hour workshop and we will be processing avocado into a dye together at the Ignite Studio on Saturday, August 24th. A link with the time will be made available when registration is open.  

Arrowmont School
of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

Read the interview here, 1/24/24.

Gatekeepers exhibited in a group exhibition titled Degrees of Commitment: Climate, Ecosystems, and Society in the Sandra J. Blain Gallery located at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts from September 4 - December 16, 2023. The Gatekeepers is now a part of their outdoor collection. The sculpture is meant to decompose and pictures will be posted here throughout the year. The images will be of the Gatekeepers project on the grounds of Arrowmont or possibly being worn as a necklace by on-site bears. 

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