Virginia, United States
I guess you could say I was born an artist! My intrinsic artistic abilities appeared around the age of 1½ years old when I began scribbling colorful imagery on my bedroom walls, later carving designs and cryptic messages on my parent’s fine furniture. Over the years, I have continued my artistic endeavors working as a monotype printmaker, painter, mixed media artist, and jewelry maker.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Printmaking

I got involved with Green Door 's International Print Exchange. I like challenges and accept quite a few of them ranging from jewelry making, collage, and now printmaking.

I had forgotten how much I enjoyed the simplicity of the wood block prints.
Wood block printing can be quite involved, especially when you get into layers and different colors, etc. For this project I created just a simple black and white image of 'Jazz' my now 14 year old cat who loves the garden.
Garden Cat woodcut (C)

Garden Cat photo (C)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Large Pastels

I was going through works, straightening out files, etc.
I came across a few of the many pastels I did one summer.
Gee, I think I will do a few more....soon!


Along the Lake pastel (C) 14 x 14

New River Light pastel (C) 14 x 14

Waterway pastel (C) sold 12 x 16


Coastal View, California pastel (C) sold 14 x 14

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Flowers...

This piece is called, Resemblance of Flowers.

I thought this image was appropriate to post because this morning, upon waking and stepping outside for my morning coffee, I noticed the tall phlox and cone flowers were gone. ....
There is a very hungry doe that lives nearby. (It makes me sad to she her all skin and bones.) Apparently, she decided to come in a little closer last night and have a midnight snack...I hope the pruned flowers will come back.....I also hope she finds other foliage in the woods to feed on...