Art & Illustration

Artist's Statement

Winter’s intaglio prints, books, studio art quilts, and paintings reference psychological and religious archetypes, altered states, and earth-based philosophies. Her approach and style are inspired by the visionary Symbolists and Surrealists.

Ecofeminism is a philosophy that draws on the concept of gender to describe the relationship between humans and the natural world. It notes the connection between the domination of nature and the treatment of women. Ross's work often depicts the female form within or in relation to sacred landscape or shamanic practice.

Images have appeared in: Art Quilt Magazine; An Appalachian Journey Toward Justice (cover art), The Contemporary Quilt: New American Quilts and Fiber Art; The Conscious Use of Metaphor in Outward Bound (cover art); Moving Mountains music CD; We’Moon International Datebook, U.U. World magazine; various literary journals, and her own book, 4 Warnings: Shamanic Journeys.

Copyright is retained by the artist on works sold. Non-exclusive reproduction rights are available.

At work on "In The Cave of Shadows", Aeolian Acres Artist Residency, Paonia, CO 2018

Studio Art Quilts (Giclee prints available, commissions accepted)


"Jeweled Evening", velvet, beads, metallic machine embroidery, painted batt. 10x10, SOLD

Shown in "The Human Figure in Fabric", Tubac Center for the Arts, AZ; A Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; published in U.U. World and We'moon datebook

"Mount St. Helens Hillside

Memorial Quilt",

body print and

photo silkscreen, 60x80, $4000.


Shown at Denver Botanic Gardens, Taos Public Library, published in Art Quilters magazine.

"Ophelia: Dreams of

Drowning",

body print, dye and acrylic pigment,

80x60, $4000.


Shown in "Hanging by a Thread", U. of Northern AZ; "Honoring the Source", Marietta College, OH


"Dune Lightning", shibori dyed cotton, metallic, embroidery, appliqué, 40x32, $1800.

Taylor Books, Solo Exhibition, Charleston, WV

"Mudra", 30x40, hand-dyed and commercial cotton, hand quilted and applique´. SOLD

"Enlightenment Lost", appliqué, photo-transfers, various fabrics, 52x52, $3500


Shown in "Sexually Charged", Carmesi Gallery, Lawrence, KS; Crestone Artisans Gallery; featured in Taos Tempo after being banned at SMU, Fort Burgwin in Taos!

"Embrace of the Phoenix",

shibori dyed fabric, beads, acrylic, appliqué, quilted.

36x45, $2700

"Magpie Totem", shibori dyed fabric, beads, acrylic, appliqué, machine quilted,

36x45, $2700

"Creating the Goddess" 45x30, cotton, applique´, hand quilting.

Dairy Barn, Athens, OH Regional, NFS

Detail: "Creating the Goddess"

"In the Cave of Shadows", various fabrics, appliqué, beads, bones, shells, 75x90., 2021. $5000.


Image chosen for 2021 Taos Lamp post Banner;Taos virtual Spring Arts, 2021;

Taos Library Quilt show, 2018

"Night Watcher", 17x11, $400

Detail: "Night Watcher", Raw silk, beads, various metallic and transparent fabrics, machine embroidered and quilted.

"Pele", Velvet, hand dyed cotton, synthetics, beads, acrylic paint, machine quilting. 12x12, $400

"TIC", triptich, 24x24 hand-dyed silk and velvet, pieced, stretched, framed.

Private collection

"TAC", triptich, 24x24 hand-dyed silk and velvet, pieced, stretched, framed.

Private collection

"TOE", triptich,24x24 hand-dyed silk and velvet, pieced, stretched , framed.

Private collection

"Woman/Shore" 48x48, hand-dyed cotton, strip pieced, lace, applique´. Peoples Bank Purchase Award, Marietta, Ohio, SOLD

"Crazy Quilt Covid Square" 12x12, cotton and acrylic.

Square for a group quilt created by artists associated with Wholly Rags and exhibited at Arte de Descartes, Taos, NM, 2020

"Cupid's Boot" 36x42, SOLD

"Varada Mudra: Gesture of Compassion" ,10x10 , framed 14x14, various fabrics and beads. $200

"Sunset Pond" hand-dyed cotton and metallics, hand quilted. $300

Prints, Paintings & Drawings (Custom archival giclee prints and cards available)

"Epona's Wheel"

Prayers from the Earth mandala series, 24x24, acrylic on masonite, CETA Oregon Art in Public Places

"White Sands", 20x30, oil and acrylic on masonite, $2500.

Award: Illustrators of the Future; Spiritual Journeys traveling exhibition.

"MoonSpring", 24x30, oil and acrylic on masonite, $2500.

Spiritual Journeys, Shumei Center, Crestone, CO. Gunnison Art Center

"Drawing Down the Moon"

Prayers from the Earth mandala series, 24x24, acrylic on masonite, CETA Oregon Art in Public Places

"At Dawn", 30x24, oil and acrylic on masonite, $2500.

Award: Illustrators of the Future; Spiritual Journeys: Shumei International, Gunnison Art Center

"White Buffalo with Eclipse" 6x6, acrylic on canvas. $95

SOLD

"Snake Charmer", 24x24, mischteknic on masonite. $2500

Illustration for "Medusa", Anthology, Brigid's Gate Press.

"Soul Searching", 30x24, acrylic on masonite, $2000.

"Chiroptera", 9x10, limited edition hand colored etching, $200.

Pulled at and Authenticated by Ventero Open Press, CO.

Illustration for "4 Warnings:Shamanic Journeys"

"Ursa Major", 9x10, limited edition hand colored etching, $200.

Pulled at and Authenticated by Ventero Open Press, CO.

Illustration for "4 Warnings:Shamanic Journeys"


"Blue Deer", 9x10, limited edition hand colored etching, $200.

Scripps Gallery, Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM,

Illustration for "4 Warnings: Shamanic Journeys"

"Orca", 9x10, limited edition hand colored etching, $200.

Pulled at and Authenticated by Ventero Open Press, CO.

Illustration for "4 Warnings: Shamanic Journeys"

"Epona", 24x32, graphite on illustration board, framed. $2000

" La Mujer en Rojo" 6x10, graphite and colored pencil on paper. $100

"The Hat", graphite on paper. 8x10, $75

"Figure Study" 5x8, graphite on paper. $100

Mixed Media Recycled materials and some humor...


"Gypsy's Dream", installation: life-sized paper map hands rising through the floor. Featured on "Taos Tempo" and "Espanola Arts" magazines front covers.

"Violet Nature Spirit" 6x14, wood burned drawing, acrylic, beads. $50

"Old Gold Nature Spirit", 6x14, wood-burned, metallic gold paint, bells, bone, feathers, worm tunnels on weathered wood. SOLD

"Only From the Heart", 16x20, collage. SOLD. Available as cards.

"Our Lady of the Laundry", Mixed Media altarpiece: mirror, clothes pins, buttons, electric candles, clothing labels, colored pencil. 20x30, $1000

Detail: "Our Lady of the Laundry"


" Recycled Bride & Shaman Groom", installation, life-sized, shoes, boots, feathers, bones, antique embroidery and acrylic on lace curtains. $2500.

Detail: "Recycled Bride"

Detail: "Recycled Bride"