Past Featured ARtists
Rachel Oldfield attended a Steiner school in England, from kindergarten through to age 18. She went on to study illustration at Brighton University and, since graduating, has worked as a freelance children’s illustrator on a wide range of commissions including illustrating multiple children’s books for Barefoot Books.
Rachel lives with her husband, three sons and three cats in Gloucestershire and is currently studying a Master’s degree in illustration.
She can also be seen taking her Gypsy cob, Billy, for walks along the country lanes.
Marna Widom has been a Waldorf teacher in early childhood and handwork classrooms for many years in Fort Collins, Colorado where she raised her older daughter and currently lives with her husband and young son. Marna loves painting with both watercolor and acrylic, working with fiber and writing and telling stories.
Her inspiration is the wonder of childhood and the beauty of allowing ourselves to visit that magical place with our children. She now focuses on writing and illustrating Twelve Little Tales which are monthly story-starters made for storytelling and creative writing.
Please find more about Marna's work at twelvelittletales.com
Brianna French is an artist and illustrator residing in Grass Valley, CA with her husband and two young sons. After attending the foundational year for Waldorf Educators at Rudolph Steiner College in 2010, Brianna began to stretch herself artistically, experimenting with new mediums and techniques. Her emerging style ranges from loose watercolors to detailed ink drawings with themes centered around the rhythms and magic found in nature.
Art prints and custom illustrations are available from her online shop Ether & Ember at etherandember.com
Ursula X. Young
Over the past twenty years illustrator, painter, muralist and designer Ursula Xanthe Young has become known for her unique flowery urban fairytale illustrations. Graduate of Parsons School of Design (Illustration, BFA, New York 1996) Ursula exhibits frequently in the San Francisco Bay Area and has sold paintings around the world, she shows most frequently with Luna Rienne Gallery in San Francisco. Ursula finds inspiration in the organic yet urban landscape of San Francisco and the magical surroundings of Northern California. She is also highly influenced by her travels to the far-flung reaches of the globe and the variety of colorful characters and environments that she encounters - both real and imagined - along the way.
Ursula's recent projects include a 18' commissioned painting for The Grand Hyatt in San Francisco as a part of a new art collection and a 75' mural on Market street in downtown San Francisco. She is also part of Few & Far: an international all-female collective of mural-painters and has painted large wall murals in Miami, Richmond, VA, Sacramento, Oakland & San Francisco.
Originating from the green rural dales of Northern England, Ursula has spent much of her time since then traveling and has studied art in New York City, Florence, Vermont, Oslo, and London. After ten years making her mark in the Lower Haight neighborhood of San Francisco, she now lives in a creative enclave in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California - this time to a remote spot in the forest - where she’s busy finding a whole host of new inspirations. She lives with her husband, daughter and two cats in Grass Valley, California.
For more information visit: www.ursulayoung.com