My tools and materials are seriously out of control. I make my own paints with traditional and non traditional pigments. So, I collect things to use in my paints. I also have a screen printing studio and I do electroforming. So there’s a lot more going on than what is in these photos. Once I finish organizing (I just moved my studio), I will do a video of the space!
I know I have been quiet. I have neglected my project. But not really. I have been writing in my journal every night, and preparing for longer, more involved posts. I have also been immensely busy making work. Commissions have been coming in consistently (thank you!!!), and it is the season for art fair preparation. I have to make a lot of work for these fairs. It is what I love doing, but it keeps me so busy! All good things.
My art fair applications are coming back. All good news so far. I will announce when and where, soon! I also have two projects that I have been laboring on that I haven’t had the courage to share yet. I am so excited about it all. Thanks for sticking with me. I hope you enjoy these new pieces!
This is an original painting of a toad. It was made with handmade watercolors with crushed amethyst in it to create the bumpy, toad texture.
This is an original painting encased under glass with electroformed copper. The painting was made out of handmade watercolor that was made with unique materials to give it texture. It is surrounded by 18k gold leaf. The piece comes with a long velvet ribbon that you can adjust to your liking. It is 1’’x1’’.
This is an original painting of a snail painting on an oval wood panel. It is adorned with 23k gold leaf. It will sit on a shelf, or hang on the wall. The painting is adorned with 18k gold leaf. Approximately 6’’x8’’. This is a lovely addition to your gallery wall.
As always, do not hesitate to ask me any questions.
This is an original painting of a luna moth, made with handmade paint. It comes in a 12’’x12’’ gallery frame, and is ready to hang on your wall.
It is my goal to make art that means something. Art that lasts. Art that is culturally relevant. Art that is passed on to future generations. Art that honors our environment and our life on earth.
I use non-traditional materials to make each piece. I am fascinated with nature’s textures, iridescence, and beauty. I try to express this in my work by using materials that remind me of what I am painting. I make my inks by hand using antique beads, semi-precious stones, crushed glass, and more.
I studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA 2009, MFA 2011). I currently reside in Kalamazoo, Michigan. You can find more about my work and process on my website.
This is an original painting of a moon in a tiny frame. It will sit on a shelf, or hang on the wall. The painting is adorned with 18k gold leaf. Approximately 3’’x4’’. This is a lovely addition to your gallery wall, or book shelf.
As always, do not hesitate to ask me any questions. I do custom framing, as well.
This is an original painting of a honey bee. It was made with handmade watercolor and adorned with 23k gold leaf and then encased under glass with electroformed copper. This is an artwork you can wear, or display on the wall. It is approximately 2’’x2’’. It comes with a ribbon that can be adjusted to fit your preferred length.