Alison Jurgens-Meyer is inspired by life. Expressing herself through art is relaxing and therapeutic.
A year ago, Jurgens-Meyer’s fiance Kirk Strobeck was killed in an accident when he was riding his motorcycle.
“A woman cut him off, and he was killed instantly,” she said. “The unspeakable grief of this year has been the most challenging thing I have faced. Art is what saved me.
“I have been an artist since I was old enough to hold a pencil or crayon,” Jurgens-Meyer added. “I am inspired by everything around me — good and bad. Trying to create work that speaks to others and connects with them on some level is what I enjoy.”
Her art projects include painting on wineglasses and Christmas ornaments. Subjects have included horses, poinsettias, mistletoe, snowmen, dahlias, lighthouses and sailboats.
Jurgens-Meyer, 46, recently painted matching wineglasses, featuring images of a couple’s cabin near a lake with lily pads and pink flowers.