Colleen Attara is a mixed-media artist who finds goodness in the pieces left behind. She is a storyteller, a treasure hunter and has designed a line of greeting cards and prints that are sold in stores across the country and in Canada.
She is passionate about giving people spaces to hold their stories through old books, thread and gesso. Colleen can usually be found in her studio cottage in the middle of a historic farm in beautiful Bucks County, PA. Music is always playing inside and her hands and heart are working instinctually while her mind quiets. She adores thread and knows that it is “the tangles that hold us close”.
Colleen’s work on healing and altered books have been published in a London medical journal. She has written several articles for Stampington Magazines and her studio was recently featured in “Where Women Create” magazine. Her artwork is in private collections across the United States and Europe and her public installations are in hospitals and schools in the northeast.
Colleen and her husband recently sold most of what they own and relocated to the small city of Lambertville, NJ so they can walk everywhere.
photo credit: Jeff Wojtaszek