I am a fairly recent transplant to the gorgeous mountains of WNC from Evanston, Illinois, born and raised in rural Florida. For many years, I have been creating works with mountain imagery and calling them Imaginary Landscapes—places I wished for and dreamed about but that were not available to me in the "here and now".
At last, living the dream!
I like to call myself a “Maker” because what I do is… make things. Many kinds of things, over the course of a lifetime. These days, my primary (but not only) media are jewelry and painting. The motifs that are expressed in these media are closely related.
Much of the magic of my jewelry pieces comes from the exploration of the amazing properties of titanium, a metal which can be colored with the use of heat and/or voltage. The minutely detailed imagery I create in this unique material shifts in appearance from different angles, giving it a sense of life and vitality that cannot be captured fully in a photograph.
My paintings focus primarily on landscapes and still lives, with a smattering of portrait work. Pastels and acrylics are the main media. Painting offers the opportunity to include much more realism than the tiny imagery in my jewelry, but the color palettes, choices of subjects, and attention to detail are common to both.
I believe that every experience in my life makes its way into my work, and I can hardly wait to see what comes in this newest chapter!
The most extensive offering of the things I am currently making can be found year ‘round at the River Arts District, at Pink Dog Creative, 344 Depot Street, Asheville.