Friday, December 31, 2010

Miranda Vissers, Eindhoven, The NETHERLANDS


Along with her portrait Miranda also sends along this mail art call on the Theme of Collecting. A Theme that is near and dear to my heart.


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Douglas Walker, Black Creek, BC, CANADA

Fantastic my Dearest Darling Doug . .

Canadian Artist Douglas Walker is well known for creating unique water fountains and kinetic garden art sculptures using, among other things, discarded musical instruments, recycled copper, silver, brass and glass collectables.
Douglas Walker lives in Black Creek, located on Highway 19A in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, BC Canada. When visiting Vancouver Island you are welcome to stop by and browse through the half acre garden studio that Douglas Walker and Jann Hall call home.

Check out Doug's Site: Waterworks Garden Art

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Happy Holidays!!!

What an incredible year it has been . . so much fantastic mail!
Thanks to all the artists that have played along in my Quest to fill the walls of the Portrait Palace . . I Love them all . . . the variety of interpretations has been a delight. Many people have visited Studio J ArtSpace in the past year and taken such delight in seeing the portraits. Many have been inspired to create their own after a viewing. 
I wish you all the very best in the coming year  . . Keep smiling! . . and I look forward to seeing you in the mail!
With Love and Laughter as always
Mailarta

John G. Boehme, Victoria, BC, CANADA


The experiential John G.
Signed and Delivered . . .

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Documentation - Page 14 of the Portrait Project

Thanks to:

Valery Shimanovsky - Russia, Phil Osbourne - Canada, Pal Csaba - Hungary, Kevin Godsoe - Canada, Susana Picasso - Argentina, Eberhard Janke - Germany
Dominic Fetherston - Canada, Frank Marino - USA, Javier F. Granda - Spain, Tania Krosse - Sweden, Valdemar Cher - Sweden, Roy Green - Canada
Elke Grundmann - Germany, Alex Cabral - Brazil, Gerard Duffney - Canada, Shelley McIntosh - Canada, Rachel Berman - Canada, Keith Buchholz - USA
Pierpaolo Limongelli - Italy, Michael Ward - Canada, Donna Summer - USA, Mailarta - Canada, FranWillis - Canada, Terry Reid - Australia

Terry Reid, Surry Hills, AUSTRALIA

Terry Reid's portrait of Robert Brenn Robertson
A Second Life Original Production

Monday, December 13, 2010

Fran Willis, Victoria, BC, CANADA

Fran Willis (of the famed Fran Willis Gallery of Contemporary Art) and Fran Bear from a previous Queen Alexandria Bear Wear event at the Hotel Grand Pacific.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Michael Ward, Victoria, BC, CANADA

The human form as sculpture merging with landscape.  
Photo of Michael by Doug Gilbert

Mailarta, Victoria, BC, CANADA

The Mailarta artist stamp IAP Edition for 2011

Donna Summer, New York, NY, USA

I've been a fan from the first time I heard Bad Girls on my cassette player in the late 70's to this newest Album "Crayons"
A delight to have you in the collection of faces at Studio J.
Check out her site: Donna Summer

Pierpaolo Limongelli, Bari, ITALY

Pierpaolo images by Ambro Basho


Check out his Blog: SPL 884

Keith A. Buchholz, St. Louis, MO, USA

The X man himself . . Keith . . . arrives with an envelope of goodies.
Check out his site: Fluxus S. Louis

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Maurizia Carantani, Bergamo, ITALY

How delightful to hear from you again. 
Check out more from Maurizia at: ART LAB ONLINE

Friday, December 10, 2010

David Stafford, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

. . And yet the Treasure goes on Glimmering in the Dark, Unaltered

Rachel Berman, Victoria, BC, CANADA

The Red Shoe Diaries . . 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Shelley McIntosh, Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA


SHELLEY McINTOSH is a writer and animator from Victoria, Canada. Her award-winning film Labyrinth was finished in 1978 and Dream Geometry in 1996. She spent the 1980s in London, involved in the vital animation industry there. In the 1990s, back to Vancouver to teach animation, work as technical director at the National Film Board of Canada, and to focus on her writing. She was involved in workshops and readings at the Kootenay School of Writing. Her most recent publications are A Slight Narrative (Kater Murr's Press, 2005) and August (Route, 1996).

Friday, December 3, 2010

Gerard Duffney, Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA

The handsome and young Monsieur Duffney finding his path with The Canadian Armed Forces

Monday, November 29, 2010

Alex Cabral, Curitiba, BRAZIL

Cabral for PRESIDENTE!!!
A package of other visual delights also in the package check out: The Queen of Poste page to see more from Alex.

Elke Grundmann, Berlin, GERMANY

A fascinating portrait of a day in Berlin by Elke.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Documentation - Page 13 of the Portrait Project

Thanks to: 
Jose L.A.Soberanes - Mexico, Lorraine Kwan - Canada, John G. Boehme - Canada, Dean Koontz - USA, Mailart Martha - England, Kobb - USA
Ptrizia tictac - Germany, Roberto Formigoni - Italy, Kiera Pannell - England, Diane Bertrand - Canada, Coco - Canada, Daniel de Culla - Spain
Virginia Milici - Italy, Ed Varney - Canada, Nicole Eippers - Belgium, Efren Quiroz - Canada, Charles Morgan- Canada, “E” - France
Mete Sarabi - USA, Medwolf- Canada,  Alison Marchant - Canada, Susy Raxlen - Canada, Hudson Mack - Canada, Cesar Reglero - Spain

Sunday, November 21, 2010

ASTK, Victoria, BC, CANADA


James Bay has been revisited by the ASTK PORTRAITEER . . this one I rescued once a car pulled out from the curb.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Roy Green, Victoria, BC, CANADA


Roy has joined the Palace Procession . . wonderful to hear from you . . be sure and check out more of Roy's art at:
and delve into the poetic at his poetry blog:
I'll be seeing you in the mail!

Valdemar Cher, Stockholm, SWEDEN



Collage and drawing

More of Valdemar's art at:

Valdemar is also a member of the International Union of Mail Artist:




The plastic envelope arrived with attached note from Postmaster

Tania Krosse, Stockholm, SWEDEN

A cooperative duet Tania Krosse and Valdemar Cher
Check out their combined site on: Art Review
More from Tania at: Art Photography
and her gallery site: T. Krosse

Tania is also a member of International Union of Mail Artists:




Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Javier F Granda, Asturias, SPAIN

Look forward to the Snail Mail . . 
More from Javier at: Land Art on Mail Art
and his Blog: Suite 2043

Thursday, November 11, 2010

ASTK, Victoria, BC, CANADA


#4 is located in downtown on a wet day . .

Another ASTK sighting on Menzies Street in James Bay. Maybe one day the mysterious "Portraiteer" will be spotted placing the works on the telephone poles . . Thanks who ever you are . . it adds to my walks to see if I can spot an ASTK.

ASTK, Victoria, BC, CANADA

The second in the ASTK sightings . . The Cube

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

David Stafford, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Don't Forget to make time for FABULOSITY . .

And a Fabulous Birthday it was .
See you in the mail.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Frank Marino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

What an amazing Diva . . If you are ever in Vegas a must see extravaganza . . 
check out: 


Dominic Fetherston, Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA

Fellow IUOMA member and  . . a Victorian!
Check out Dom's site: Caution Studio

Eberhard Janke, Berlin, GERMANY

A reflection on the self from Eberhard
 . . along with a mail art call "Idiom is Identity"

Susana Marta Picasso, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

A Picasso-esque portrait from S.M. Picasso 
along with this mail art call

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Kevin Godsoe, Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA

The mailman is kind today and decides not to squish the mail art and side it under my door. I love it when I approach the studio and there is the shadow of mail lurking beneath the light fall beyond J's studio door.
I open the stencilled package to reveal this incredible work.

An assemblage of materials to form a self portrait arrived yesterday from Kevin.
Check out more from this multi talented artist:

An artist/musician /author, dilettante -working , living & undertaking

The full extended view