Warm greetings friend. The arrival of covid19 has changed everything as we know it.
Individually and collectively, we hold uncertainty as to how this transition into birthing new patterns will unfold. 
This instability is filled with many emotions... curiosity, despair, wonder, anger, hope, grief, fear, Love. 
May we honor ALL our feelings as they arise with tender acceptance and compassion.

New Moon Visions Online SHOP

After 26 years in business, I have decided to slowly bring the ARTGIFT branch of New Moon Visions to a close.
This transition will likely be over several years. 

With this in mind... most of my ARTGIFTS are now offered at very low prices.
All orders receive FREE GIFTS of appreciation!

artist at work

a view into an artists journey... words and pictures of the unfolding creative process.



Dear friends, it's a lovely sun-filled Oregon first day of spring and I want to share my 'just-birthed' original painting and haiku to accompany this celestial vision-song.

promise permeates
her intoxicating scent
inside young spring sky

With spring's arrival, lots of ideas are percolating and I am thinking of ways to GROW my artgift business.

HERE ARE 3 WAYS we can help each other...

1. If you know of a store that might enjoy carrying my artgifts, send me whatever info you have (store name, email, phone, address) and I will send you a gift of appreciation!

2. If the store you suggest orders from me, I will send you a  $50 gift certificate for New Moon Visions artgifts of your choice (cards/prints/magnets/stickers).

3. If you would like to receive my monthly email newsletter featuring artgift specials and inspirations, please send me your email address and i will send you a gift of gratitude!

Contact me here...

May you enjoy this season of promise, Mara


My Jasper Studio

Currently I have a studio in Lorane and a small, new studio in Jasper, at the home of my beloved.
This new year has already birthed two new painting collections ~ the Trinidad Series and the Verdant Flower Series. Both of these series of images are directly inspired by the gift of new love in my life... and a deep sense of arriving 'home' after a long journey. Here is a snapshot of my worktable in Jasper.


New Work-In-Progress

This first painting in my 'Verdant Flower' series is over half complete... I have so enjoyed unfolding this image and feeling the tenderness between the two lovers...


new mexico spring 2012 - sketch of 'santa fe mary' painting. i have a growing series of originals that i call 'santa fe mary'. These images share many of the following elements - a dark haired woman (mary) with buns, a shawl made of pueblo patterns, tibetan cloud forms... 


santa fe spring 2012 - first layers of RED! passion painting. she is a wild and free dancing goddess... i can feel the energy of horse medicine in her. i love the simplicity and power of red, black and white.


my santa fe studio in my dear friend david's home. i am very fortunate to have a place to work in santa fe... one of my favorite places to visit. there is so much inspiration in new mexico! i could spend years there drinking in landscape, the native american spirit, the light, the air!


santa fe spring 2012 - more sketches of another series i am developing called "Divine Beloved". These images share the theme of lovers, of sacred union, of deep passionate soul and high ecstatic spirit.


santa fe spring 2012 - much creative flow happening in my studio during this fruitful visit to the high desert of new mexico.


one of my many 'doodles'... i have hundreds of them! i LOVE line and i love to draw.