March 2017 - Art News from Kathleen Mooney

Ahh Spring... just around the corner!  Workshops, Local and Current Exhibits, new art, travel and art...

Demo Paintings by Kathleen Mooney from Inspirations of Art Workshop Feb 2017

What a fun workshop at Inspirations of Art Studio in Grand Rapids in February 2017!  I taught one of my favorite workshops "Color and Abstraction" for 3 days.  As a part of my demonstration I had the students give me painting "prompts" to work from on day 3.  These "prompts" were randomly selected - the challenge was to finish with recognizable, yet abstracted images.  All different and all from the same full sheet of paper worked on in days 1 and 2 as a non-representational abstraction.  Many thanks to Dana Bradt and all of the students!  As you can tell - We had a lot of fun.  My upcoming workshops are on my Events Calendar on my website.

Next Workshops- Complete Workshop Details are on my website in Instruction with Dates on Calendar

May 18-20 - Franciscan Life Process Center north of Lowell MI - over 200 hundred acres of beautiful scenery, 3 paintings in 3 levels of abstraction in 3 days.  Add "The POWER of Abstraction" to your painting.  Learn about some very special properties of acrylics at the same time!  Here is the link to information and to signup


  "Iris" by Kathleen Mooney - painted at "More is More" workshop in Marquette in 2016


August 21-23 - Marquette Art and Culture Center - "More is MORE with Intuition" Workshop.  Even MORE Materials, Techniques and Attitude are explored with YOUR Intuition!  If you want MORE for your paintings - this is the workshop for YOU.  For more information and to enroll contact Michele at


Local and Current - 

March 9 from 5:30-8:30 - Lowell Gallery Hop - Local galleries will be open in coordination with the Opening Reception for the West Michigan Regional Competition.  See the NEW Lowell Arts! gallery space and be sure to visit me at Flat River Cottage just a few blocks down at 317 East Main Street where I will have a sneak preview of my Art Trunk Show paintings.  We will have refreshments and you will enjoy the creative atmosphere!

April 1st from 1-3pm - Art Trunk Show at Flat River Cottage - I have gathered and prepared HUNDREDS of unframed paintings from my archives and will bring them for a ONE DAY ONLY sale at Flat River Cottage at 317 East Main Street in Lowell MI.  Special Pricing - Refreshments - Be sure to bring your friends!


Entire month of March - Solo Art Exhibit - Yoga Fever at 1154 Wealthy in Grand Rapids, MI - - "12 Powerful Paintings" by Kathleen Mooney - my multilayered acrylic on canvas 12x12" paintings from my Legends and Amergin series.  I adore these paintings - many became the basis for my rug designs and took prizes in international exhibits - they "have the Magic" - gotta love the mojo when it happens!  Time to get them out where you can see them in one serene, yet powerful space.


Second Saturdays of EVERY MONTH from 2-3pm at Flat River Cottage  - Slow Stitch - I teach a one hour drop-in session of textiles and sewing.  This is really a big excuse to Slow Down, Relax and work with Fabric for a blissful hour.  More info on my website Classes - Slow Stitch 


Other Current Exhibits - 

Month of March - Huron Mountain Club Gallery in Marquette - 2 of my abstract landscapes painted out in the remote and endangered wild lands outside of Big Bay in the UP join in a group exhibit by "Painters on the Loose" that you will enjoy - this exhibit will inspire you to help protect wilderness areas in Michigan's UP.


Through March 31 - University of Wisconsin - 25th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition - my painting "Timeworn No.4" a multilayered print on rice paper is on exhibit with 95 original prints from artists hailing from 31 states.

 Exhibit images appear in my Behance portfolio.


Recent Painting -


Cliffs Above the Atlantic Waves by Kathleen Mooney



Travel and Art


"Ariel" from International Print Day in May 2016 - done in Ireland by Kathleen Mooney

April into May 2017 - Art Residency in Ireland - several weeks of painting in Ireland at a new studio in Ballyferitter on the Dingle Peninsula County Kerry.  I will once again create an original print for International "Print Day in May" on the first Saturday in May 2017.  This is a world-wide event in which printmakers from ALL continents dedicate their creativity in a 24 hour cycle to celebrating the power of creating original prints by hand.  It is my honor to represent both Michigan and Ireland and promote one of my favorite art forms.

Other locations to see my art -

At least 44 of Kathleen Mooney's paintings are featured at Flat River Cottage at 317 East Main Street, Lowell MI 49331 - I have a nice new selection of greeting cards and my books at Flat River Cottage!

Lansing Art Gallery - located in downtown Lansing - just down the street from the state capitol building - paintings and greeting cards by Kathleen Mooney in the Gallery Shop.  Their website is and the phone is 517-374-6400 

Design Quest D2 D2 D2 - 4181 28th Street in Grand Rapids 49512 has many of my rugs featured and on display for purchase or custom order in gorgeous contemporary room settings. They are the local Michigan source for my 20 rug designs for Foreign Accents Rugs. 800-944-3232 Contact me if you would like a personal tour of the rugs on display!

As usual - If you would like an appointment to view my art or have me bring some pieces to your home or business - just contact me via the website or email!  It would be great to see you!

Enjoy the ART! Hope to see you soon!  Kathleen





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