Greta Coalier Artworks


I am a graduate of The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, SAIC. My home is full of art and color and four kids and our quite large Saint Bernard rescue, Mercy. Together we make art all the time and I would be honored to paint for you. Thanks for stopping by. Check out my portfolio page to see completed commissions and other paintings!

 

Artist Statement

My work is directly inspired by a history and love of textiles, coupled with a rich imagery of childhood fascinations and experiences.  The patterns and stitches on the quilts I grew up with.  The embroidery and needlepoint from ancestors long ago. The lush florals of 80's decor complete with cabbage roses floating in an empty sky. My childhood wonder of the sea and sky. From mermaids to space exploration and the charm of space ships involved. I am drawn to both the poetic language, comfort and femininity of flowers, and the more rigid lines of manmade machines.  All of these images have a voice when I paint.