Roberta CondonPortage, WI
Pine Needle Basketry
“Images through the eye and hand of an artist with a loving relationship with the Wisconsin landscape. Soft pastel transferred from mind to hand to paper…with great affection.”
Artist Biography, 2016:
I am a mother, dog walker, caretaker, long distance swimmer, and artist with a deep connectedness to nature. I attended art school as a young woman at Rockford College, IL., and attended the engineering college at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Between the ages of 25 and 46, I slowly ceased painting and got caught up in the basic struggles of making a living, falling in and out of love and caring for children. When I hit age 45, I was confronted by the fragility of life in the form of a skirmish with cancer, and the 9/11 tragedy. This glimpse of mortality lead me to a two week conversation between myself and God in the canyons of Nevada. A direct result of this conversation was a return to my art and painting.
Gallery Owner, R. Condon Gallery and Studio 2015:
In 2015 I opened my own gallery and studio in Portage, WI.