Claudia Coonen Village Galleries Maui

Above: Claudia Coonen, "Fan Palm"

Artist Statement…"My work is inspired by nature, the flora and fauna, marine life - I guess you could count surfers as marine life -
and primitive art and ritual."


Lynn Shue, Village Galleries, owner/director..."Claudia's expertise in printmaking makes her by far one of the finest and most versatile artists on Maui. Exploring all printing techniques keeps her work fresh and vibrant. She stretches her abilities and is always finding new ways of expression.

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Claudia Coonen Featured artist in our 2010 Annual print show

Oct. 29 - Nov. 18, 2010

Reception, Fri, Oct 29, 6-9pm

120 Dickenson Street, Lahaina

Village Gallery is pleased to present work by ....Claudia Coonen

Claudia's earliest education came through her architect father and seamstress mother. Showing an early interest in art, she attended the California College of Arts & Crafts in ceramics and diversified into photography, basketry, and textiles. She was also a scholarship student at the San Francisco Academy of Art.
Her travels have taken her around the North American continent from Canada to Mexico, and to Europe and the South Pacific. She has studied with world-renown teachers in a variety of disciplines: master basket weavers, Japanese kimono masters, and a range of textile artists. She continues to explore and experiment in many different mediums. After settling in Hawai'i in 1971, she raised her family and ran a bromeliad nursery on the Big Island, while receiving a certificate in horticulture from a correspondence school in Canada.







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