Meet the artists.
Mostly, I like to let my work speak for itself, but of course my experience and story tells a lot about who you will be working with.
So, here is a little about me. The story is a lot longer... but you can ask me for the rest.
I have a fine art degree from the University of MN and have 20+ years of extensive creative experience including both fine art and commercial. My fine art is all over the country and I am extremely pleased and blessed to have clients and collectors far and wide.
In addition, my 20 years of being an entrepreneur allows a different perspective on problem solving, budgeting and scheduling.
My love for good design, as well as having had fine art exhibitions in fantastic galleries, and many, many recommendations you can read on LinkedIn, assures you I have the experience and creativity to get you something special. If we don't fit, I can help find you the people that will. I want your end result to be perfect whether I have the honor of doing it myself or not.
Mary Catherine Solberg
Solberg incorporates aspects of religious iconography, classical realism and her own unique style to create large -scale mixed media paintings she refers to as “Everyday Icons”. These Icon portraits focus on a single character to capture fleeting moments of triumph, transition, struggle and enlightenment. Dogs leap for balls, squirrels clutch their prize candy corn, swimmers dive into a new reality and children grapple with the consequences of authoritarian decisions. Traditional portraiture takes on an ethereal interpretation with the incorporation of assorted media including plaster, collage, oil, acrylics, beeswax, metal leaf, tar and glitter. Her innovative technique produces a highly textured masterful portrait with surprising depth and luminescence.
I am neither the person I was, nor who I will be. We are in a continual state of homeostasis—a state of total and perfect equilibrium. It's a state of both regeneration and decay—every cell in our body regenerates approximately every 7 years, all 7 billion or so of them. At best, you are seeing an episode of my work.
By definition, an episode is “a part of a dramatic work: akin to a chapter of a book.” I want you to see the work honestly, in real-time and as far from perfection. I also hope and pray that the work spontaneously combusts shortly after being shown (thanks Kiki), so enjoy it while it lasts.
Always Something To See.
9 Mile Gallery is committed to finding you the perfect piece of art, or having it created for you.