Dreaming of the WASPs

Dreaming of the WASPs

Inspired by the WASPs of WWII, the 1.000+ courageous women pilots who served in the Army Air Corp. (Yes, women pilots flew planes.) At the end of WWII, the WASP were disbanded and these remarkable women hung up their parachutes and went home. In 1977, the WASPs were finally granted the veteran status they had been promise. In 2010, they were given the Congressional Gold Medal. Inspirational women! "WASP"=Women Airforce Service Pilots. Acrylics on dyed canvas. 30"Hx24"W. available.

There's People in the City

There's People in the City

You may just see the buildings in the city, but there are all sorts of people in them. Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas. 30"H x 24"w. available.

I See Random Acts of Beauty

I See Random Acts of Beauty

I look down a lot to navigate our world. I found that beauty is everywhere. Even twigs and leaves blown down on a wet driveway are interesting in their random patterns. Look and you will find beauty everywhere. Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas. 20"H x 16"W "Precious Ground" series. available.

Women in Men's Jobs - 1942

Women in Men's Jobs - 1942

Inspired by a newspaper photo from 1942. During WWII women did essential jobs like this machinist to keep factories running. When the war was over, the women went home and the men got the jobs (with a higher pay.) This machinist sports an ERA button. The Equal Rights Amendment was introduced in 1923 and has yet to be ratified to make it an amendment. I hope it is ratified in my lifetime. Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas; framed with a coordinating metal frame. 30"H x 28"W.

Switchboard

Switchboard

"Switchboard" was inspired by a 1960 photo from the Green Bay Press Gazette newspaper. At that time, switchboard operators who manually connected the calls by electric wires completed phone calls. Today, mobile phones make and receive calls by radio frequency. Since 1983, virtually 100% of the global population are reached by mobile phones. My, how communications have changed! Acrylics on a procion-dyed canvas; framed with a metal frame. 24"H x 30"W

Windows to the Past

Windows to the Past

With a nod to Rothko. A time-warp with windows looking to people of the past. Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas. 30"H x 24"w. available

I Wonder How the Last Piece Tastes?

I Wonder How the Last Piece Tastes?

Mini-painting. Yum! Chocolate! What do the pieces taste like? This painting gives an idea. I wonder how the last piece will taste? Acrylics. 8" x 8".available

Small Random Acts of Beauty

Small Random Acts of Beauty

Beauty is everywhere. Even twigs and leaves blown down on a driveway are interesting in their random patterns. Look and you will find. Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas; framed with a tasteful wood frame. 14"H x 11"W. available

One in the Bunch

One in the Bunch

Mini acrylic painting. 8" x 8". You know that there is always at least one grape that is slow to ripen. Or, looking closely, another "one" in the bunch. Fun. SOLD

Legacy of a Family Farm

Legacy of a Family Farm

"Legacy of a Wisconsin Family Farm" tells the story of a place. It shows 4 generations of the family and the ways the land was farmed around the view of the farm itself. This is a special place, and loved by me and my family! 30"H x 26"W NFS

"End of Daylight Savings Time"

"End of Daylight Savings Time"

Acrylic paints on procion dyed canvas. Framed in a simple, tasteful brown frame. 30"H x 24"W. Tranquil, moody. available

"Remember When We Were Young"

"Remember When We Were Young"

30"H x 24"W. Acrylic paints on procion dyed canvas framed in a tasteful metal frame. These gas pumps are reminiscing about their bygone days when they were shiny and active. They dream of the cars and oil companies they served. These gas pumps were active 1938 to about 1958. available

"All Gas Pumps Go to Heaven"

"All Gas Pumps Go to Heaven"

30"H x 24"W. Acrylic paints on procion dyed canvas framed in a tasteful metal frame. These gas pumps are remembering bygone days and hope they can be all shine, new and productive in heaven. These gas pumps were active 1938 to about 1958. available

Heavenbound Hallelujah!

Heavenbound Hallelujah!

Hallelujah! The gas pumps believe they are going to heaven where they will be beautiful, shiny and new again. The angel and putti will help them. They will see the brands, buildings and vehicles of their lives. Heavenbound Hallelujah! 30"H x 24" w. Acrylics on Procion-Dyerd canvas. available

Ready for Winter

Ready for Winter

Mini painting. Acrylics on dyed canvas. 6" x 6". sold

"There's Always One in the Bunch"

"There's Always One in the Bunch"

Acrylic paint on procion dyed canvas. 11"H x 14"W. Framed in a brown wood frame. See the contrast between the grapes-that-look-like-you-could-pick-them-off-the-painting and the flat circles in the background. Nice, rich smaller painting. SOLD.

Another One in the Bunch

Another One in the Bunch

I sure like painting grapes. Especially when I see who is in each one. Acrylics. 4" x 4". sold

Here's Looking at You

Here's Looking at You

The gas pump is looking at YOU. What is it thinking? Do you impress the gas pump? Acrylics. 4" x 4". sold.

"Delivering a Load of Trees"

"Delivering a Load of Trees"

Acrylic paints on procion dyed canvas. 24"H x 30"W. Nicely framed in a simple and tasteful, brown frame. Tire tracks from the truck which jumped off the canvas and rolled over it accidentally. Old iron that has become a plant container on a large scale! SOLD

Outstanding in its' Field

Outstanding in its' Field

Acylics and Mixed Medium. Framed in a simple, tasteful brown wood frame. Old iron respected for its contributions. Tire tracks running over the page. 24"H x 30"W. available

Sweet Dreams Grace

Sweet Dreams Grace

"Sweet Dreams, Grace" is about my granddaughter and her favorite stuffed animal, books, and her kitty. Grace is in high school now, and this painting helps us to remember the little girl who is growing into a remarkable young woman. 20"H x 16"W. NFS

Meghan Plays Hide-Go-Seek

Meghan Plays Hide-Go-Seek

Here is granddaughter Meghan at 5 years old hiding from her sister Grace, cousins Chloe and Molly, and Winnie the Cat, behind the crazy coconut tree from "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" while dogs from "Some Dogs Do" appear in the sky. Meghan is now an 8th grader and a sweetie! 20"H x 16"W. NFS

One in the Bunch

One in the Bunch

This is a mini painting. It is 6 inches x 6 inches. Acrylic. SOLD

Angular Diptych

Angular Diptych

Two multi=medium pieces that go together. Each is 10" x 10". Dyes, oil crayons, and acrylics. sold.

My Heroines: the WASP of WWII

My Heroines: the WASP of WWII

Acrylics on dyed canvas. The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of WWII, the 1,000+ women pilots who flew planes in the Army Air Corp, inspired “My Heroines.” The WASP program was a huge success. At the end of WWII, the WASP were disbanded, and these remarkable women hung up their parachutes and went home. In 1977, the WASP were finally granted the veteran status they had been promised. In 2010, the WASPs were given the Congressional Gold Medal. Inspirational women! 18"H x 20"W. sold

We First Met in Chile

We First Met in Chile

This picture is of me holding my 2-month-year-old son, Peter, the first time we met in Chile in 1987. I hope you can feel the immense joy of the occasion. How lucky I am that he came into my life! 20"H x 16"W. NFS

Grapes in Color

Grapes in Color

Small acrylics on procion-dyerd canvas. 8" x 8". available

Leaves Gone Buggy

Leaves Gone Buggy

!6"H x 20"W. Acrylic s on procion-dyerd canvas. Vibrant complementary colors. From actual leaves after insects have had their gourmet delight. YUM! Left are lacy, interesting leaves. Framed in a bright green metal frame. It may sound gauche, but is pretty funtastic.

Mauree Childress. maureepc@gmail.com. 920-265-6311

Meghan Plays Hide-Go-Seek

Here is granddaughter Meghan at 5 years old hiding from her sister Grace, cousins Chloe and Molly, and Winnie the Cat, behind the crazy coconut tree from "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" while dogs from "Some Dogs Do" appear in the sky. Meghan is now an 8th grader and a sweetie! 20"H x 16"W. NFS