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Colleen Koziara

Freelance Mural Painter & Book Illustrator

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Location:Bloomingdale, Illinois, United States
Phone: 630-668-0850
Website: http://www.mysticalwillow.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/colleenkoziara
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Colleen attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago. Colleen has illustrated more than 20 books including Magickal Places (Citadel), Seasons of the Sun (Weiser), and Exploring Celtic Druidism (CareerPress/NewPage). Colleen has been presenting, writing and providing art for Circle Sanctuary and Circle Magazine since 2002. More recently Colleen designed the PSG logos for 2010-2015.

In addition, Colleen does private art instruction from her home for all ages, as well as art instruction for seniors in the Chicagoland area. Colleen does Mural Art; Body Art; Face Painting and Henna; Custom Tattoo Designs; Visionary Art; and Commissioned pieces manifest from the visions and dreams of her clients. Mystical Willow Productions is her company name.

Her work pulls its symbolism, hidden images, flow and color patterns from her experiences and studies. Colleen describes each of her works as “Doorways to the Center”, through which she hopes the viewer will travel to seek that which is hidden deeper within the image, and possibly on their visual journey, find doorways of their own to mysteries hidden deeper within themselves. In her book illustrations for children, Colleen’s pieces give voice to the connection between the natural world and the magical realms, helping to reaffirm the magic which children still possess within.

Artistic Project Resume

Colleen Koziara – (b. 1964 – Chicago )

Education
American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL – 1986-7

Shows
2015 - Universal Spirit Show - Life Force Arts Center, Chicago, IL
2014 – Companion and Warrior Show – Life Force Arts Center, Chicago, IL
2013 – Witness and Artist Show – Life Force Arts Center, Chicago IL
2011 - Solo Show – “From the Fire Series” - Olcott Gallery, Wheaton, IL
2011 –Ecstatic Love –Burning Bush Gallery, Wheaton, IL
2010 – Art on Parade, Artists Series, Solo Show ––Graham’s, Geneva, IL
2009 –Solo Show –Fiddlers Green Gallery, Washington Island, WI
2006- Ancient Influence –Caladan Gallery, Online Gallery
2004 – Solo Show – “Thirteen Silver Moons – Children’s Book Art” –Olcott Gallery, Wheaton, IL

Collections
I have pieces in private collections in the U.S., U.K., and Japan

Murals
2011 – Fiddlers Green – Public Venue
2006 – Prehistoric Dinosaur World – children’s room, Private Home
2006 - Fairyland – children’s room, Private Home
2004 - Japanese Zen and Moss Garden – Private Home
2000 - Bull Jumpers, Peacock Boy, Three Ladies and Snake Goddess – re-creation of Minoan Frescos – Private Home

Book Illustrations
The Last Diamonds, A children's story - by E. James Keledjian - Publisher TBD - 2014
The Pocket Guide to Rituals – by Kerri Connor – CareerPress/NewPage – 2006 (Interiors)
A Good Night’s Sleep – by David Hansberger – Mystical Willow Productions – 2005
Thirteen Silver Moons – by Colleen Koziara – Mystical Willow Productions – 2004
Kitchen Witch’s Guide to Divination – by Patricia Telesco – CareerPress/NewPage – 2003/4 (Cover)
Wicca On The Web – by Sirona Knight & Patricia Telesco – Publisher Unknown – 2001 (Interiors)
Exploring Celtic Druidism – by Sirona Knight – CareerPress/NewPage – 2001 (Interiors)
Candle Magick – by Patricia Telesco – CareerPress/NewPage – 2001 (Interiors)
Enchanted Living – by Patricia Telesco – CareerPress/NewPage 2001 (Interiors)
Charmed Life – by Patricia Telesco – CareerPress/NewPage – 2000 (Cover and Interiors)
Witches, Beverages and Brews – by Patricia Telesco – CareerPress/NewPage – 2000
(Cover – US Release; Cover and Interiors – German Release)
Advanced Wicca – by Patricia Telesco – Citadel – 1999 (Interiors)
Magickal Places – by Patricia Telesco – Citadel – 1999 – (Interiors)
The Wiccan Book of Rituals & Ceremonies – by Patricia Telesco – Citadel – 1998 (Interiors & Writing)
Dancing With Devas – by Patricia Telesco – Belfrey Book, 1998 (Interior Chapter Plates)
The Sacred Stone Oracle – by Patricia Telesco – Blue Pearl Publishers – 1998 (Casting Cloth Design)
Mirror, Mirror: Reflections of the Sacred Self – by Patricia Telesco – Publisher unknown – (Cover)
Brother Wind and Sister Rain – by Patricia Telesco - Galde Press – 1996 (Cover and Interiors)
Spinning Spells, Weaving Wonders – by Patricia Telesco - Crossing Press – 1996 (Interiors)
Seasons of the Sun – by Patricia Telesco - Samuel A. Weiser Publisher – 1996 (Cover and Interiors)
Pagan Scouting Handbook – Author Unknown – Altar Publishing – Release Date Unknown (Cover)
Cakes for the Queen of Heaven – by Reverend Shirley Rank – Delphi Press – 1995 (Cover)
Body Painting for Ritual and Magic – Author Unknown – Delphi Press – 1993 (Cover & Interiors)

Artistic Project Resume

Magazine Covers, Interior Illustrations, Design, CD Covers and Writing

Life Force Arts Center - CD Cover - Music of the Life Force - 2015
Circle Sanctuary – 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 (PSG Logo Art – for Web, Poster, Ads and TShirts)
Circle Magazine –2014 upcoming, 2013 –Issue #113 Cover, Interior Article, 2010 Fall Cover, 2005 Fall Cover,
2003 (Cover Art all 4 covers for 2003), 2002, 2001,
Article, Illustrations, Family Focus Column-Regular Feature 2001-2002
WeMoon Anthology - 2011
WeMoon Date Book – 2011, 2010, 2009,2008, 2007
Anima-Young Singers of Greater Chicago – 2010, 2009 (CD Cover Design/Concert Poster Design)
Haiku Productions – 2006 (Body painting/computer calendar, layout, and design)
Kuhn Counseling, PC – 2006 (Logo, Business Design, Letterhead/Envelope, Trifold Brochure)
Shahina – 2005 (Logo, Business Design, Color Advertising Design, Type design)
Appsteps, Inc. – 2002 (Corporate Identity)
Songs for the Journey – 2001 (CD Cover Art and Jacket Design)
Witches and Witchlings – 1995 (Cover Art)
Mother’s Underground – 1994 (Article and Illustration)
The Compleat Mother – 1993 (Article and Illustration)
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Mural Painting
Book Illustration