Greta Coalier Artworks


I am a graduate of The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, SAIC. My home is full of art, color, four kids and our two enormous dogs. Together we do our best to love each other well and I paint as much as possible. Check out my portfolio page to see past 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. I am drawn to both the poetic language, comfort and femininity of flowers, and the more rigid lines of erveryday structures.