Artist for Hire; Graphic Arts; Lecturer/Discussion Leader; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Instructor, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Paper; Collage
I create brightly colored, bold, whimsical collages and giclee prints. For example, one of my pieces is bright orange showing an angler who doesn’t know a large musky is right under their fishing boat, or a blue turtle looking through a vintage telescope, or two personified crustaceans in a tiny row boat playing a trombone and guitar! In my home studio I have files of all kinds of paper (magazine, wrapping, tissue, craft, handmade) sorted by color and subject. For example, I have a file for flowers and all the colors of the rainbow! Most of the collages have metallic papers in them as I love the way they reflect and change in the light. At first for inspiration and to build my portfolio, I created gifts for friends and family. I am so grateful for some of the first commissions because even though they were gifts, or low paying commissions, I’ve sold many reproductions of those designs. Now, that I am “in the creative river flow” I’ve found inspiration in fairy tales, mythical creatures, yoga, dreams, song lyrics and memories.