Past Featured ARtists
is a visual artist, living and working in Dordrecht, a small city in the west of theNetherlands. When she chose a Waldorf School education for her children, following the seasons and annual
festivals became a joyous and important part of her visual work. She started creating blackboard drawings,depicting the elements of the different seasons, celebrations and childhood themes. To preserve these fragileand impermanent drawings Geertje photographed them, releasing themover time as postcards and prints. The
cards are small works of art that encourage you to consciously reflect on the time of year or a certain eventand the feelings that accompany it.
Using the name 'Kapitein Kalk', which is Dutch for 'Captain Chalk', Geertje continues to make newblackboard drawings, working on commissions and producing postcards and prints. Drawing inspirationfrom her European heritage she also hopes to bring more of the world together through her future work.
Stephanie Green grew up on a farm in the rolling Quantocks Hills in Somerset, England. Her childhood was filled with endless summers and warm winter fires. Food came straight from the fields and nature all around her. After graduating from the University of Bath, she found her path as an artist, later joining a design studio in Bristol. Then a little over 10 years ago, she started her own design studio. Mama to two strong, clever girls, she found herself drawing and creating pieces for them, nurturing their relationship with the natural world. Stephanie is now based on a working farm in rural Worcestershire, where she started her business, Waldorf Family, in October of 2018. Waldorf Family makes sustainable home decor and educational products for families which feature her illustrations. Stephanie’s intention is to help children and their grown-ups see the beauty and wonder in all things, from times tables to the passing of the seasons.
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