Virginia Jones Maher
Virginia Jones Maher has a Master’s degree in Art History from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She has been involved with the Peninsula School of Art teaching art history and serving on the art school Board of Directors for 13 years. Virginia is the author of Selected Artists of Door County, Picturing the Past: The Ephraim Heritage Foundation Art Collection, Beauty in Simplicity /American Arts and Crafts Pottery, and her latest book The Forest, that explores the wonder and delights of a Door Forest with text and photographs of geologic features, tree species, wildlife, flowers, fungi, moss, lichens and more.
THE FOREST is a 124-page tribute to the beauty of forests. The book describes a forest near Whitefish Dunes State Park, but it is representative of all Door County forests. Excellent and concise explanations of Door County geology, tree anatomy, tree species, lichens, ferns, moss, wildflowers and wildlife are accompanied with delightful phototgraphs taken by the author over all the seasons during the year.
A gift book, a souvenir, field guide or photo art book, THE FOREST is a reminder that Door County’s natural beauty is worth celebrating.
Beauty In Simplicity
Beauty in Simplicity, is a meditation on beauty and simplicity – as the title says – cast around pottery. Virginia Jones Maher includes writings of artists, designers, architects, and visionaries such as Jens Jensen, Frank Lloyd Wright, William Morris and John Ruskin to create an excellent art history accompanied by stunning color photographs.