Painting came as a natural evolution after studying various forms of handwork, embroidery, weaving, and printing on cloth. Recent work has focused on abstracting upon the shape and structure of the botanical images that surround us. There are multiple layers of painting and sanding down in my work reminiscent of the nature of cloth to fray and thin with time. I am seeking to engage in both the poetic language, comfort and luxuriousness of flowers as well as challenge the idea that they are inherently feminine.
Greta Coalier was born, raised and resides in St. Louis, MO. She paints from her home studio where she lives with her husband of 15 years, their four children and two dogs.
Photo by Carmen Troesser