For over thirty five years my paintings and exhibits have been about JOY. I find inspiration in the land, the sky, and the water of this great world. My paintings are about the happiness I find in color, pattern, light, and the moods of the land. These are the elements I can run through my head, my heart, and my soul and then use in my personal language of painting. I constantly explore and plan adventures that will trigger my imagination. I consistently search for the “perfect picnic spot.”
Ekholm has exhibited her paintings in Wisconsin at the Miller Art Center, the Neville Art Museum, the Bergstrom Mahler Museum, the David Barnett Gallery, Milwaukee, and the Oshkosh Public Museum. Edgewood Orchard Galleries in Fish Creek, Wisconsin has exhibited her contemporary impressionistic paintings for over ten years. Her work has also been shown in various locations in the greater Chicago area. She has been featured in Gulf Shore Life Magazine, Reiman Publications, and Midwest Living Magazine. Her oil on linen paintings and outdoor murals can be found in over 900 national and international, public and private collections. In 2017 she has been honored with a one woman exhibit of her work at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation in Ft. Myers, Florida.
Ekholm resided in Door County, Wisconsin for thirty years and presently lives near Naples, Florida with her husband, Reed Saunders, and her sidekick Havanese, Molly.