I am a multi-media artist, graphic artist, photographer, web-designer, wife, and mother of two teenagers. I have an associates degree in Commercial Art and a bachelors in Art Education.
I am in love with learning new things, if not in a formal classroom then in my own room, learning from necessity by turning a “mistake” into art, or by “making do” with what I have on hand. My experiences with several art mediums have taught me to think creatively in all endeavors and turned me into a bit of a jack-of-all-trades. I’m currently in a space where I love painting backgrounds to use as needed. It’s great when I’m working on a framed wings project or a bug coffin to find I have the right background just when I need it! I’m also experimenting with collaging more with my photography, bug wings, metal, patina and making my own frames out of homemade paper clay.
I enjoy creating in a wide range of mediums: collage, photography, sculpture, paper arts, as well as graphics. My first love was sculpture with traditional clay. In the last few years, I’ve been playing a lot with wire and homemade paper clay. Many of my art pieces begin as two-dimensional but usually grow into a mixed media relief. I am most intrigued with mediums that are a bit unpredictable. Like the Fantasy Film, I quite often use. I love taking it from a 2-dimensional form into 3-dimensional wings and or other melted film art creations. I also use fabric, found objects, jewelry, photos, wood, paint, glitter, wire, organic objects and any other type of ephemera I find pleasing (including bugs!).
I serve on the board for Made In Clarkdale and volunteer for P.E.O. (a philanthropic educational organization for women). Then I try to squeeze in some art here and there between walking the dog, petting the cats, feeding the kids and happily spending time with my husband.