My fascination with beads has grown into my designs of natural stones, shells, glass, leather and beads of all kinds from all over the world. To me, one should feel good wearing jewelry, and making it is a special feeling each time something is created. I recently rediscovered the art of bead painting using seed beads, even though it takes many hours to create.
I found that drawing miniature was the way my creative eye saw things, and that others related to it. The style is realistic, replicating the memory. These images are found on rusty artifacts, rocks, old wood or sand dollars as ornaments. Pour Painting too has come back into my life and I am enjoying new processes and techniques.
I was told I had the eye for photography by my father-in-law, an international nature competitor, and a friend, Ansel Adams, and have pursued it both in black and white, and color ever since. My passions are nature and lighthouses, but most anything can find its place into my lens.
I started doing mosaics years ago, and add them to skulls, bones, shells, whatever. They speak to me like they want to have another life as art.
My work has been shown from Alaska to the Carolinas, and Hawaii to the Maritimes of Canada in shops and galleries. Several of my miniature sand dollar paintings have been featured in the Monterey Museum of Art. Commissions are accepted. I occasionally teach classes in beading, and painting.
Jewelry from Natural stones, metals, glass, leather, shells, antlers, etc.
Paintings on canvas, Rocks, Wood, Artifacts, Shells, etc.
National Parks and Scenery, Lighthouses, Flora and Fawna, etc.
Mosaics of shell, stone, glass on 2D and 3D such as Skulls, driftwood, etc.
Seed Beads sewn as painted designs
Greeting cards of my photography and paintings.