Welcome to the directory of inspiring women creatives from all over the world
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."
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."
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."
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! "
Victoria Fry is a fur mum, painter, educator and founder of Visionary Art Collective.
New York / United States
"I have a passion for teaching my students about contemporary art and showing them work by artists who are living and working today and creating work in response to issues we collectively face as a society. "
Yael Teboul is a mixed media visual artist, mother and dreamer.
"Life with children, and even more with tiny twins, can be exhausting to a point I did not imagine. Making art made me feel alive again. I soon realised motherhood had also changed me for the good. I was now seeing the world differently. Everything felt more precious."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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 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."
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.”
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.
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!"