Grand Haven, MI
Maggie Bandstra (M.F.A. painting) is a potter and oil painter. The relationships between colors inspires her to experiment with possibilities. She looks for interesting shapes in the visual stimulus around her, and is hyper-focused on subjects such as the landscape of a city, flowers, trees and other elements of nature. Bandstra uses traditional methods for stretching canvas for her paintings and for decorating her pots with waxes and glazes. She opened her own studio in 2010. Her continued practice over the years has produced paintings that evoke a sense of utter joy and happiness.