"All art begins in your mind. First you think it, and then you craft it".
Art, the creation of art, begins in the soul and spirit of the artist. I am often asked, "How long did it take you to create that piece of art?" I have come to understand that the art that pours out of me is and accumulation of my life's experiences. Therefore I can honestly say, "It , the piece of art, took all of my life in order to create it.
Since the early 1980's, my work has involved the creation of works on canvas and paper. Initially my work reflected images reminiscent of my childhood, i.e., landscapes of the hills of Tennessee. My chosen medium, at that time, was oil paints and occasionally pastels. Over the years, however, I switched to acrylic paints, enjoying the ease of covering a surface quickly with vibrant opaque colors. In the early 1990’s I began to paint scenes of African tribesmen and women. This was a result of many trips to book stores and libraries where I researched and studied facets of African culture. During this time I also re-discovered my love of cloth and my wish to create flowing fabrics, on the bodies of my images, READ MORE
Distinctive Trappings / Wearable art
Versatility makes polymer clay distinctive. The clay is available in numerous colors and blends, like paint, without losing their inherent color.
The finished product is light weight and each bead is exquisite. I add metal beads, Tagua nuts, bone beads and natural beads (seed pods) to some of my creations, giving them a flair for the unusual.
Necklace and Earrings... hand made polymer clay beads paired with metal beads and strung on a leather cord
..African inspired necklace and earring set...
Hand-crafted polymer clay tusk and disc paired with metal beads