Born in southern Connecticut to German and Croatian immigrant parents, FELICITAS is bi-lingual, with German her first language (spoken at home) and English her second. She lived in Minneapolis, MN for 28 years before making Tucson, AZ her home in 2006. FELICITAS returns to Minnesota on occasion as an artist-in-residence to work with special programs. A multi-disciplinary Artist Educator, she teaches Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Crafts, Outsider Art and Literary Art to students of all ages and abilities. FELICITAS retired as Drug and Alcohol Addictions Counselor in 1994 after ten years of service to pursue her heart's desire and passion for the Arts. Her years of work in Addictions Counseling enrich each teachable moment with her students as she brings her unique synthesized skills, insights and wisdom to each experience.
A spiritual revolutionary and feminist artist, FELICITAS is the founding mother of the womyn artists’ group, F.A.L.C.O.N. (Female Artists’ Labyrinth for Community, Organization and Networking). She is also the visionary, energetic force behind Goddess Night, a monthly, womyn-identified only, cabaret-style event which seeks to build community among womyn through the Arts. FELICITAS identifies “the Arts” as inclusive of Visual Arts, Performance Arts, Literary Arts, Mystical Arts and Healing Arts.
An ordained Minister and Doctor of Metaphysics, FELICITAS wholeheartedly embraces Art and Spirituality as symbiotic, inseparable elements. In addition to the multi-disciplinary arts, FELICITAS also teaches energy work classes and facilitates rite of passage ceremonies and celebrations.
FELICITAS has been a featured artist in The Edge and Queer Ramblings publications. She has been a featured artist on various KFAI programs; a featured local (MN) artist in the documentary “Art and Spirit Matters” by Mariah Morstad, program host of Art Matters – KFAI; a featured art car artist on Ron Anderson’s Driveway Talk, a public television program, a featured artist on Channel 4 News (Minneapolis) Art Cars Special Report and a featured artist in “Colorez” – a local Tucson publication.
Memberships include The Fellowship of Isis (Enniscorthy, Ireland), WOSAC - Womens Studies Advisory Council (U of A, Tucson, AZ), Ambitious Amazons (Lansing, MI), Universal Life Church (Seattle, WA), Woman Made Gallery (Chicago, IL)