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Katrina Doran fell in love with making mosaics when her high school teacher brought tesserae to class. The pieces called to Katrina to piece them together and produce something beautiful. She loved the process. Then Katrina grouted the piece and love turned to hate.
Eventually Katrina threw the piece away. Her father took the mosaic out of the trash and gave it back to her. Katrina threw the piece away again and her father retrieved it again. After a few more rounds of this it dawned on her that she was not listening to her story. “I am so grateful to my father for knowing this was a signi cant part of who I am.”
“I absolutely love seeing how a mixture of objects, thoughts and collaborations come together as my expression of the world. These expressions bring me joy and delight those who are drawn to my work.”
Amy Genser plays with paper and paint to explore her fascination and obsession with texture, pattern, and color. Evocative of natural forms and organic processes, her work is both irregular and ordered. She constructs her pieces by layering, cutting, rolling, and combining paper. Amy uses paper as pigment.
The sources of her work are from the natural world. She is fascinated by the flow of water, the organization of beehives, and the organic irregularity of plants, flowers, rock formations, barnacles, moss, seaweed, aerial views of our landscape, satellite imagery, and biological cellular processes. Amy's work has been published in several books and publications on paper art. Her work is included in private and public collections.
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Chris Maynard has worked with feathers since he was twelve. His unique feather shadowboxes are recognized by art collectors, bird lovers, and a wide and interesting variety of people from around the world. His favorite tools are the tiny eye surgery scissors, forceps, and magnifying glasses passed down through his family.
Maynard combines his strong backgrounds in biology and ecology into not only his art, but also a tabletop book. He is a member of Artists for Conservation.
“My work with feathers gives me a satisfying perch from which to view the world.”
Marissa Recker loves to create abstract, fluid art. Evoking an energy and calmness at the same time, all of her pieces achieve a perfect harmony through the use of brilliantly colored inks and Marissa’s methodical process.
Marissa hails from from Rochester, MN but now lives in Madison, WI.
“I create to express myself and explore. My hope is that through viewing and interacting with my art you may feel that as well.”
Brenda Houston is an acclaimed American designer working with organic materials. After twenty plus years in store design for a number of luxury retailers, Houston launched her company in 2008 using large scale minerals in her furnishings.
Houston is widely credited for introducing the first Mineral wall coverings onto the market in 2012 using digital images from her personal stone collections. Houston continued to expand the collections and in 2021 formed Wallcovetings, concentrating on organic themes using sustainable materials. The collections have been credited with a number of awards including Best in Show by Paper City Magazine, Favorite Wall Coverings by Design Milk and Editors Choice at ICFF.
Living and traveling throughout Europe, Asia and North Africa inspired Clare Minella’s love of art and the many ways it is expressed in different cultures. This collage of modern and ancient civilizations created lasting impressions of images and colors that imbue Clare’s work to this day.
Texture is a major element of her work with the application of paint, packing materials, recycled paper and fabric elements, all achieving a tactile, three-dimensional quality. It made perfect sense to add this textural quality to Clare’s collection of wall coverings, adding another dimension that has never been seen before in the wall covering market.
Elle Schuster began her career in photography and quickly gained a following with her high concept, special effects imagery. Her work has been acclaimed world wide and featured on the covers of TIME, U.S. News and World Report, and Psychology Today to name a few.
Elle started to explore fractal mathematics after experimenting with kaleidoscopic patterns within her photography. The translation into wall coverings was seamless and Wallcovetings is pleased to showcase her fractal imagery as well as Elle’s collection from NASA showcasing the earth.