WELCOME TO ART MUMS UNITED DIRECTORY
MEET OUR INSPIRING WOMEN ARTISTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
Agnieszska Kwiatkowska is a mosaic artist and founder of Aurora Mosaics.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"Mosaics helps me to learn and to practice the notion that when faced with uncertainty all we can do is to let go of our need for always being in control. "
Amanda Kates is a mixed media visual artist creating work born out of the tension between the unrelenting urgency of mothering two small children, and the impossible-to-relent-to urgency of retaining her identity.
Washington DC / United States
"My works are images from moments overwhelmed with spongy, sentimental love, but made in a rush tinged with resentment: the constant, jarring contradictions of motherhood."
Brandi Hofer is a visual artist focusing mainly on figurative and portraiture paintings she creates in collaboration with her children.
Lloydminster, Alberta /Canada
"Being a parent is one of the most difficult and challenging endeavors in one's life; however, I have no doubt it is the most meaningful."
Ciara Heatherman is a mother and a fine artist characteristic for her representational paintings.
Pennsylvania / United States
"You can be a masterpiece, and a work in progress at the same time.”
Dimitra Bouritsa is a visual artist who creates visual stories about existence, human vanity, our relationship with nature, man’s multiple roles and masks, but also about beauty, the beauty in the creation of new life, the beauty within us.
Athens / Greece
"Children are the one and only meaningful thing in this life, and they deserve the merriest and fully lived on experiences childhood."
Ellen Holleman is a visual artist and urban design professional creating paintings inspired by scenes from ordinary daily life.
Rossum / The Netherlands
"Becoming an artist has been a long journey: it took me almost 30 years to ‘come out of the closet’ as a painter. I was a creative child, dreaming of becoming a fashion designer. But without artistic role models, nor anyone encouraging my artistic talents, it never occurred to me that I could actually BE that."
Gena Destri Keffer
Gena Destri Keffer is a semi-abstract expressionist artist whose art practice focuses on painting from life and memories.
Kyle, TX / United States
"My recent landscape and architecture art is centered on the land, our connection to it, and the energy we draw from it. I build upon places I have been and the overarching emotions I have associated with that specific place."
Heather Kirtland is a contemporary visual artist, art educator, co-founder of the Carve Out Time for Art community and co-author of The Motherhood of Art.
Maryland / United States
"I have always been a practicing artist, but motherhood truly threw me for a loop. I lost my sense of identity and could hear my college professors in my head saying that I had to choose between being a “serious” artist or mother."
Ilana Griffo is a lettering artist, designer, illustrator, educator, author, and mother.
Upstate New York / United States
"I try and be a source of positivity, and show artists what's possible with their art. I like to be honest and transparent so that others can learn from my mistakes."
Jacqueline Diesing is a mixed media artist and architect whose colourful florals surrounding micron-ink historical buildings represent energetic life, giving hope for the present while honouring the past.
Chicago, IL / United States
"I have come to realize that my healing journey began when I started drawing again "just for me" back in 2011. My path towards wellness is all right there, expressed in my art."
Joanna Pilarczyk Radecka
Joanna Pilarczyk Radecka is a visual figurative artist who uses vibrant colours to tell an optimistic story of an intimate relationship with her surroundings.
London / United Kingdom
"Often there is a synchronicity of events - opportunities will present themselves when I might least be expecting them. I try to catch these extraordinary moments and people in my mind and capture their unique, individual expression."
Kate Fauvell is a mother and visual storyteller who combines photography, collage and painting.
New York City, New York / United States
"I think differently about my subject because I want my work to have significant meaning in these socially hard times we are having in the US."
Kelly Marshall is a mother, visual artist, educator and founder of a full-inclusion children's art studio.
San Diego, California / United States
"I had never really considered that I was capable of a career in the arts but through my journey as a mother and educator, I finally saw a path."
Laura Hanganu is a contemporary semi-abstract artist with a passion for light and moodiness.
Brno / Czech Republic
"No process in my creation, just letting the painting come to life as it’s meant to be, just surrendering to the flow of feelings and instinct to guide me throughout the creation, my confession on canvas."
Leslie Braginsky is a mother and a painter whose inspiration comes from the female body and its meaning.
Hollywood, Florida / United States
"We must live in the moment because it is all we have and it is what defines our fast coming future."
Maggie Goleniak is an intuitive and spiritual visual artist, art educator, and fur mum.
Bagshot, Surrey / United Kingdom
"The challenges are always present, especially when the only income is selling or teaching art, but I am a big believer in Law Of Attraction."
Martina Petrovicova is an emerging visual artist working primarily in watercolor which she is very fond of because of its expressiveness and unpredictability.
Brno / Czech Republic
"Art is a sort of therapy for me. It helps me to come to terms with what‘s lying under the surface. To me, art is important not only as a pleasing aesthetic object but also for its capacity to communicate meaning."
Melissa Linette Danielson
Melissa Linette Danielson is a mixed media visual artist and a mother of two.
Hollywood, Florida / United States
"I am currently in the thick of it all, figuring out my new life and pouring all my emotions and transformation into my art."
Michelle Lee Rigell
Michelle Lee Rigell is a St. Louis-based contemporary realism artist whose art practice is centered around sharing and spreading happiness through her colourful acrylic and watercolour art.
St. Louis, MO / United States
"Continuing on with the theme of sharing and spreading happiness and good fortune to others, my goal is to create 1000 cranes with the IG artist community."
Valerie Milo is an ethereal figurative visual artist passionate about nature and the human connection.
Austin, TX / United States
"When I’m creating art, I am exploring ideas and feelings and leaving questions hanging in the air."
Nicki Ault is a contemporary Canadian artist with an intense love for the boreal forest, northern lakes, big skies and wild grasslands of Saskatchewan.
Saskatoon, SK / Canada
"My hope is that my paintings will feel intimate and familiar by tapping into a private memory that will connect the viewer to the image, to our powerful Canadian environment, and to me."
Nino Khundadze is a painter, photographer, writer and mother.
"My life is constant creation. I love to improvise. I take whatever I have and I make something out of it. I believe that art does not end on canvas, it's in everything, everyone and everywhere."
Piya Samant is a self-taught visual artist and art curator.
Massachusetts / United States
"I realized that diverse experiences and interests enriched my children's lives. This transformation was organic and it seeped into my art journey. My paintings today better reflect me as a person and artist and don't mask the past."
Roberta Hoiness is a mixed media visual artist creating organic, abstract landscapes that reflect the rustic simplicity of the prairies and create a sense of calm.
Saskatoon, SK / Canada
"My art explores the connection we feel to land and the places that hold our history and our hearts. The places that make us feel "at home"."
Shama Roome is a mother, self-taught mixed-media artist and journalling creative documenting events happening around us.
London, United Kingdom
"My voice has a value whether I’m drawing a simple flower or being deep and meaningful."
Shelly Pamensky is a visual artist exploring a process of mixing unconventional materials together to create a surface where glitter, paint and pigment particles coalesce to incantatory effect.
London / United Kingdom
"I work with an innovative layering process, spraying veils of colour over a glitter and pigment primed ground."
Aleksandra Dedic is a sculptress, painter, photographer and mother with past experience in art education, interpreting and translation.
Nis / Serbia
"Becoming a mother introduced new concepts into my works as far as topics are concerned. The meaning in the visuals around me began to emerge, as I noticed compositions of everyday objects that my son created."
Anna McKeown is a visual artist who focuses on embroidery, curator and comedian.
"By utilizing what are otherwise joyful combinations of color, print and texture, I create hand-stitched textile works permeated with a covert and often humorous commentary of self-identity and understanding."
Nashville, Tennessee / United States
Cathy Immordino is a photographic artist, former actress and a mother of two.
Los Angeles, California / United States
"As with most things in life, there is a fine line to walk and a delicate balance to maintain in order to succeed."
Colleen Rose is a visual artist and art educator capturing the beauty of nature on canvas.
Red Rock, Ontario / Canada
"Spending time outside is one of the best ways I can strengthen and support my mental health, and this connection is deepened as I create landscapes on canvases."
Elena T. Smyrniotis
Elena T. Smyrniotis is a painter, printmaker and dabbler of various arts and a mother.
Dubai / United Arab Emirates
"In my art, I attempt to look at the experience of those I know well and capture the beauty they possess through all the uncertainty in their lives."
Elyse' Jokinen is a mother, a collage artist and founder of Wilder Collage.
Kailua, Hawaii / United States
"I made my first collage almost two decades ago and now it's the main focus of my art practice.
The first time I submitted this I said, "My dreams for the future include creating a collage community.""
Gina Robinson is a multipassionate mum, visual artist, make up artist and beauty consultant.
Bethesda, Maryland / United States
"Since my return to fine arts came through a need to create freedom for myself, I hope that people experience some of this freedom and empowerment when viewing my art as well."
Vanessa Hiller is a contemporary visual artist who uses her own history and old photos of her family as inspiration.
London / United Kingdom
"When I paint, I gradually release each layer until it becomes a map of the present or a memory of lived experiences of universal trauma, hope, pain and joy."
Ilze Egle is a contemporary artist and curator who creates large-scale oil portraits, in which she aims to convey the beauty and the power of human emotions by merging the abstract and figurative.
Riga / Latvia
"Art is more than conveying a story and my practice comes from where I am emotionally. I wish to evoke a sense of wonder with my art."
Jayn Anderson is a contemporary abstract painter whose work is inspired by life experiences, emotions, music and how they all relate to fundamental humanness.
Greensboro, NC / United States
"My intention is to explore my own experiences, and in doing so, give the viewer unspoken permission to do the same. To celebrate the intrinsic parts of life that are often hard to articulate with words."
Julie Flandorfer is a mother, educator and visual artist addressing the struggles of women.
Dallas, Texas / United States
"If you are struggling with finding time to create art as a mother, try shifting your focus to creating with your children."
Katerina Novotna is a mother, dancer, dance teacher and choreographer with over 25 years of experience.
Sydney, NSW / Australia
"I am truly inspired by mothers I meet, with their utter audacity and determination to do the best job they can. I strive to pass on this kind of strength to my students and also my daughter."
Kristy Okkonen is a colorful visual artist and soul coach.
Varna / Bulgaria
"I believe my artwork is not just a piece of art to be hung and admired, but rather an experience to be had as it shares its essences and energetic frequencies with you."
Leah Guzman is a visual artist, Board Certified Art Therapist, coach and author of "Essential Art Therapy Exercises".
Miami, Florida / United States
"I’ve been an artist all my life, yet motherhood brought me to the realization that my art is a necessity for self-care. Motherhood brought an awakening that sharing my work holds power to amplify my own happiness and that it will ripple out to others."
Lindsay Dew is a mum and a landscape painter focusing on Canadian mountains.
Nelson, British Columbia /Canada
"Motherhood also united my creativity with my professional practices. I feel modern day women literally have superpowers that come with this transformation."
Margot Dermody is a multipassionate mixed-media artist.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania / United States
My artwork reflects the beauty of light and the courage to find it. I hope my work will lift viewers emotionally. I am grateful to be able to express myself freely through my work while also using it to connect with others.
Melanie Jordan is a visual artist focusing on thread-based crafts.
Kent / United Kingdom
"My artwork has gradually honed in on this as a focus for my creativity, paying attention to how it feels to have a need to be the nurturer, but feeling trapped by the needs and responsibilities of others."
Michaela Jean Upp
Michaela Jean Upp is a contemporary visual artist, gardener and mum celebrating the beauty and power of nature.
San Diego, California / United States
"Today, my artwork is a call to nature by appealing to the “inner child” in us all. I am devoted to Earth and all her plant and animal beings. I believe that children are innately tied to these living creatures in a most mystical way."
Michelle Lubin is a mother, visual artist and writer of creative non-fiction books.
Imperial Beach, California / United States
"The art life can be incredibly challenging, throw in motherhood, the weight of the changing world and daily responsibilities, having the right support is crucial."
Montserrat Serra is a mixed media painter, art therapist and a mother of three.
Granollers / Spain
"I paint to translate the beauty of ephemerality and chaos of my daily life with three kids into mixed media abstract images."
Nikki Baxendale is a painter and fine art photographer currently residing in Canada.
Vancouver / Canada
"I am a storyteller, and often see far beyond the simplicity of a subject, be it a decaying leaf or a drop of water reflecting the world around it. My camera freezes a vision, and my brush is a way to express how it makes me feel."
Paulina See is a figurative visual artist whose work revolves around themes of memory, rumination, mental health, and human experience, with particular focus on the emotions of raising children in the absence of a “village”.
Oslo / Norway
"To build back my sense of self, and find peace in the present, I turned my attention back to art and I am now mindfully growing my art practice and my work."
Rachel Le Roux
Rachel Le Roux is a visual artist capturing the beauty of movement, interior designer and mum of two.
"I don’t think I could ever describe in enough detail how I felt when I became a mother twelve years ago. I was at the top of my game at this time of my life in England. My husband and I had big plans for our lives, so when our little blessing came as a surprise, everything was turned upside down and our lives changed so much!"
Sabine Kay is a self-taught abstract artist and a mother of three.
"My aim is coming to a stage where I inspire the people looking at my pictures to consider more carefully the world around them and to discover the beauty in nature and everywhere around us."
Sharon Becker is a mixed media visual artist inspired by design, philosophy, psychology, and nature.
Westport, Connecticut / United States
"I tried every artistic oeuvre to find something that would fit with my lifestyle. I even dreamed of opening a touring art gallery in an Airstream camper which could travel around with varying exhibitions that I curated. I thought it would be awesome to have cocktail parties for every opening in every state. Maybe one day! "
Shushanik Karapetyan is a visual artist with a background in psychotherapy creating repetitive pieces inspired by her experiences.
New York City, NY / United States
Shushanik's paintings are informed by her work as a psychotherapist, placing significance on the process. While paintings begin with some form of structure (i.e. a seascape or a landscape), this structure is tentative and flexible and is often guided by moment to moment decisions, whether it’s the choice of brush, color, texture, or movement in the painting.
Tara Bach is a fluid abstract artist who finds beauty and joy in the freedom of her abstract painting process, which involves pouring acrylic with other mixed media to achieve her desired color palette and design in each composition.
Saugerties, NY / United States
"Whether it is the calm and peaceful essence of the ever-changing tide, the power of a vigorous storm, or the wonders of galaxies unknown, the changing elements resonate with me and remind me of life and its uncertainties."
Alexandra McLaughlin is a mother and self-taught visual artist focusing on natural wonders and landscapes.
Midland, Ontario / Canada
"Motherhood (and wifehood) has been transformational. It is the most challenging and beautiful journey I have ever been on."
Aomi Kikuchi is a textile artist based in Kyoto, Japan. Her work is based on Japanese aesthetic principles and the teaching of the Buddha.
Kyoto / Japan
"My work addresses infinity as the succession of fleeting and brittle activities. With freedom and flexibility, I combine acquired knowledge and experiment and create art to inspire dialogue and reflection on these concepts through materials and aesthetic philosophies."
Ceili Seipke is a mother, painter, photographer and costume champion.
South Burlington, Vermont / United States
"I believe you are never too old to find your dreams and develop your gifts and skills. You just need a willing heart that is not afraid to be a beginner again, to get past your fears and be true to yourself."
Daniela Perez-Lozada is a mother and painter who sees her art as a form of therapy.
Irvine, California / United States
"My dream is to help other women that have experienced abuse and depression to find an avenue to express their feelings, to believe in themselves again."
Elise Mendelle is a mother of three and a visual artist inspired by about everything in the world.
London / United Kingdom
"I believe that setbacks are a part of life, and getting through them with determination and courage will not only make you stronger, but will teach you for the next roadblock."
Emi Avora is a mother or two and visual artist inspired by exotic nature she is surrounded by.
"The transition into motherhood was also a transition into a new period of my practice and I am very thankful for that."
Hannah Burnworth is a mother, painter, collage artist, paper sculptor and artist behind the Milk House Studio.
North Manchester, Indiana / United States
"Art saved me. It turned into a daily practice that reconnected me with myself and taught me how to be a new mother."
Holly Romano is a contemporary artist focusing on photography, painting and mixed media process.
Columbus, Ohio / United States
"Six months after I became a stay-at-home mom, I pulled out some old canvases and my kids’ paints, and I started painting. I was uncertain, having no formal training in painting, but my heart fell in love with the process. I waited so many years for this chance. I was never going to give it up again."
Jackie Benson is a mother of two, intuitive self-taught artist, spiritual coach and Reiki master.
Templeton, California / United States
"I believe we are here to experience and evolve within ourselves first and then as a collective society."
Jennifer Deppe Parker
Jennifer Deppe Parker is a visual artist who focuses on paintings, photographs and mixed media collages.
New York / United States
"I make mixed media macro portraits of the eyes of various individuals using pictured materials influenced by the subjects themselves. This approach is to highlight their perspective conveyed through the context of the most unique element of each living thing - their eyes."
Kat Furtado is a contemporary mixed-media artist who specializes in abstraction and creating ethereal, expressive art.
San Diego, CA / United States
"My life’s work as an artist is discovering where storytelling, visual language, and sense of self intersect."
Katrina Niswander is a visual artist, coach and interior designer.
Toledo, OH / United States
"I create visual love letters between past and present by rescuing discarded photos & creating new lives for these found figures."
Laura Fedorowicz is a visual artist whose artworks are full of colors and positive vibes.
Winona, Ontaro / Canada
"Even in times of darkness, my art is optimistic. When I paint, intuition is my guide."
Leila Angelina Freiburg
Leila Angelina Freiburg is a figurative visual artist who explores the power of personal stories through her work.
Düsseldorf / Germany
"I am a visual storyteller. Through my art, I tell stories about emotions, vulnerability, strength and personal growth."
Lize Krüger is a visual artist who loves symbolism and raises awareness about mental health, grief and injustice.
West Sussex, United Kingdom
"It’s essential to me to seek and discover meaning and beauty in the most painful situations and darkest nights of our earthly existence. "
Marissa Huber is an artist, mother, and creative instigator for the Carve Out Time for Art community.
South Florida / United States
"Making time for my art makes me a better mother, partner and daughter."
Melanie Kambhampati is a mother and visual artist building her work around the body and femininity.
Whitesboro, New York / United States
"I have no idea what I used to do with all my free time but I can accomplish so much more now in these short segments."
Michelle Jones is a mother and visual artist concentrating on abstract paintings with elements of nature, both beautiful and sinister.
Mobile, Alabama / United States
"Since becoming a mom, I don’t have the luxury to procrastinate and stare at the carpet in a woebegone state."
Mikaela Wikström is a self-taught abstract painter and mother, who draws inspiration from the beautiful Finnish nature and small magical moments and encounters in everyday life.
”Do you know those small little things that can change the direction of a whole day? Even your life? Small little glimpses of joy and magic that make your heart beat a bit faster? Those fractions of magic are why I paint.”
Nadine Montille is a Mauritian visual artist and art educator based in Malaysia. Her body of work is known for its vibrant colours and exotic vibes.
Johor / Malaysia
Nadine was a practicing artist before embracing motherhood. She had international exposure in Beirut and the Seychelles and participated in various group exhibitions in Mauritius Island.
Nikki Braun is a visual artist, graphic designer and mother of three.
Grande Pointe, Manitoba / Canada
Nikki Braun is drawn to watercolor because there is a looseness, flow and uncontrolled nature that challenges and captures her creativity. She likes to explore the contrast that soft washes of watercolor and hard marks of pen create in her abstract paintings.
Petra Schott is a visual artist combining abstract and traditional approaches in her art practice.
"My view is a fragmented view, I take up aspects of a human being and place them into an environment which can be its inner world our outside visions or real outside."
Renata Franzky is a practicing artist interested in the relationship between the materiality of painting, surface, and line as symbols of grief, loss, joy in the context of everyday situations.
Munich / Germany
"Using methods of contrast such as colour, surface and the line as contour, at times impasto, at times poetically translucent, I attempt to portray the suffering and the lighter moments of life. What is always important is the message and the artistic expression."
Sarah Nguyen is a multi media artist, working primarily with paper, and a mother of three.
Columbia, Missouri / United States
"There are only two things that I wanted to be in this life, an artist and a mother."
Shelby McFadden is a stay-at-home mother to her son during the day, and by night an entrepreneur, illustrator, artist and graphic designer.
Annapolis, Maryland / United States
"Being a mom is hard, emotionally and physically, but ... I am still figuring out this new identity as a mother, designer, business woman, artist, wife, and myself, and really enjoying every bit of it."
Sofiya Nikolova is a visual artist who celebrates life through light and colour.
"Through my art, I strive to build a rapport with the viewer. I delight in drawing people in and creating a shared experience of emotional energy and insight."