About the Art:
I’ve always taken great delight in the creative process. My Note Totes (refillable notepad holders and sticky note holders) are a direct result of my ongoing love affair with paper. They are fashioned out of everything from handmade paper to wrapping tissue to old maps! The covers are decorated with tile-like embellishments made with matboard covered in printed papers and clear resin or embossed metallic resin.
Using the same techniques with paper and resin I also create paper-tiled quote plaques and decorative mirrors. These creations allow me to combine my love of beautiful papers and my fascination with words, specifically quotes. A good quote is like a sparkling gem to me — a profound thought or feeling crystallized within a few well-chosen words. I work to capture the essence of the quote in the design and images of the tiles. I choose quotes that have meaning for me, and I hope they speak to you as well.
My current passion is making beautiful monotype prints on the gel plate. Some of these prints are used to create paper earrings and greeting cards. I am now exploring mixed media collage, using my own marbled and gelli-printed papers, and am excited about the possibilities that await me there.
Creating something both beautiful and useful gives me a lot of satisfaction — Joy in the Making!
Contact and to Purchase:
My work is available at Valley Art Gallery in Forest Grove, Fairweather House & Gallery in Seaside, and at Rain Spark Gallery in Lake Oswego during the holidays. I also participate in a number of local art shows throughout the year.