Artist Statement -

I begin with color or texture, adding layers as the personality of the piece speaks to me. My art beckons a closer look and I urge you to reach out and feel it. Life, like art demonstrates that although we may meet thousands of people in our lifetime, it is only when we take the time to appreciate the texture of their being that they become truly beautiful.

The use of acrylic paints, as well as gesso, papers, fabrics, embellishments, stones, metals and unconventional tools offer endless possibilities and an intimacy between artist and audience.

Artist Exhibitions

Wooden Spoon

675 Grand River
Brighton, Mi
March 3 - April 7, 2014
CoRuetters "Menagerie"

116 Lafayette Road
South Lyon, Mi
Monday January 13th - Saturday February 15th, 2014

@ Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River Avenue
Novi, Michigan 48374

Friday, April 12th ~ 1pm - 8pm
Saturday, April 13th ~ 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, April 14th ~ 11 am - 5 pm


Gallery on the Boulevard
53 Franklin Road
Pontiac, Michigan


2013 Novi Home Improvement Show with
Shipshewana On The Road Show
@ Suburban Collection Showplace
Jan 25-27 Fri 2-9pm, Sat 10-9pm, Sun 11-6pm
46100 Grand River Ave
Novi, Mi 48374


Light Up The Night in Novi
Holiday Show
Novi Civic Center Center Campus
Friday, November 30,2012 @ 6:30pm
Novi, Michigan
Inside and Outside


@ Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River Avenue
Novi, Michigan 48374

Friday, November 16th ~ 1pm - 8pm
Saturday, November 17th ~ 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, November 18th ~ 11 am - 5 pm


Art Is In Market
Twelve Oaks
Novi, Michigan

@ Suburban Collection Showplace
April 13-15, 2011
46100 Grand River Avenue
Novi, Michigan 48374
Homewood Suites Hilton
Brighton, Mi
April 21, 2012
ArtsNovi Art Exhibit
@ Novi Civic Center Atrium
45175 W 10 Mile Rd Novi, MI 48375
(248) 347-0456
Opening night Jan 5 @ 6pm.
Exhibition JAN 6,2012 thru FEB 29,2012
Featured at
Starring "The Gallery"
18 W. Main Street
Northville, MI 48167
"First Friday" Dec 2,2011 (6pm -9pm)
EXHIBIT: DEC 2,2011 thru JAN 31,2012
Ph: 248-347-1642
@ Suburban Collection Showplace
October 14 -16, 2011
46100 Grand River Avenue
Novi, Michigan 48374
ArtsNovi Art Exhibit
August 5 - September 18, 2011
@ Novi Civic Center Atrium
Novi, Michigan 48375...

Artist Publications

Novi Artists Display Abstract Exhibit at Civic Center

By Rebecca Jaskot
Email the author
January 28, 2012

A collection of abstract art by two Novi artists is now on display in the Novi Civic Center Atrium through Feb. 26.

Although Katharina Eltringham and Jan Brown did not know each other before the exhibit, they found that their pieces work well together.

“Even though we have different backgrounds, our art is intermingled, and I think it works really nice,” Eltringham said.

Eltringham is a retired registered nurse without any formal art training, but she has always drawn and painted as a hobby.

She recently got into making abstract paintings and likes to focus on texture.

“When you look at my art, I would like you not just to look at it, but to reach out and touch it,” she said.

After touching the art, Eltringham encourages viewers to take a second look at the painting.

“The longer that you look at it, the more things you see in it,” she said.

While Eltringham has shown some of her art at the Civic Center before, this is Brown’s first exhibit there.

“I hope people who come to see the art respond emotionally to the painting and come away having appreciated it,” Brown said.

Brown has her BFA from Michigan State University and spent seven of her 35 years as a teacher instructing students in art. She started exploring abstract art about a year and a half ago.

“It was fun to get into abstract—to just not have to stop when you have the actual picture. When you feel something for the painting is what it’s got me going with now,” she said.

The exhibit is free and open during Civic Center hours, which are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. All of the pieces are for sale.

“I just hope that people take some time and go and look at it. It doesn’t take much time, and I think it’s an enjoyable way to spend a little bit of time in Novi,” Eltringham said.
Related Topics: Novi Civic Center


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