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.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

51st Sidewalk Art Show Roanoke City Market

Just to let folks know that this event is wonderful! It is like an artists family reunion, of sorts!
AND...It looks like for the first time this whole week, the sun will shine for all of us!

I love seeing all the folks that take the time to come out and view the works and catching up with my fellow artisans.
Come check out all the excitement!

And I will be in my usual spot, F-44, in front of Gone Co-Co! (my favorite dress shop)
Come say hello!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New Miniature Collages (cards)

Years ago I began making these cards for family and friends. Soon, I was asked to make them for this so and so and that so and so. Soon, I was making them on a regular basis. I began these originally more than 15 years ago and they have blossomed in size and in the amount of work I put into each individual one. One customer told me she bought one each year for her child, an aspiring artist, so she could start her own affordable art collection. I was ecstatic!

Finally, I had some time and created a few new collaged images. I will have these ( as well as my monotypes) at the Sidewalk Art Show on the City Market this weekend, and after that you can get them at Matrix Gallery in Blacksburg.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

New Love

Today I took a workshop using precious metal clay. Everyone got to make a pendant after an excellent teaching demonstration. I was amazed at how this stuff works. Now I know why they call it 'Amazing Metal Clay'! I hope to take more workshops in the future.
Here is last weekend's work. I did several of the mini watercolor pendants that a few folks have been asking for. These are actual watercolors that I created on a much smaller scale, about 1" x 1 1/2" then encased them on a small silver (or patinaed frame) so they could be worn as a pendant or charm. I will have these at the Sidewalk Art Show next weekend (May 30-31) on the City Market. So, if you want to take a peek, just ask me, I'll have em.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

David Eakin's More Than Places Show

Plein air painting is one of the most exciting forms of art because it engages all the senses and infuses the painting with an energy and sense of authenticity not found in studio work. When you have a opportunity, please check out David Eakin's More Than Places Show! David has sure created this energy and truly engaged the true sense of place with each landscape. I was there for the opening and I honestly could not decide on a favorite!

David also included some dynamic figurative pieces full of color and shape. I love the way he uses color to fill the inner figurative space, giving a 'spirit' or 'soul' to each figure as an individual.

Mark this show down on your list of 'must see'!

His website address is on my sidebar, please chek it out! :)