I work primarily in mixed media, creating nonrepresentational artworks and hand-crafted items that are assembled from various hand-painted papers, foils and paints. By repeatedly cutting, tearing and re-assembling the elements of the art, a multi-dimensional, layered appearance is achieved.
Saturated colors, bold lines, evocative shapes and organic textures: These qualities typify the artwork you'll see here. My hope is that you'll be delighted and inspired by my work, and see the world around you through a new lens.
I'm proud to be affiliated with the Flourish and HandmadeMN Etsy teams. I'm also a member of Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, where I sell some of the items featured here. Support the arts in your community!
MN framed art: $26
Minnesota-themed art, created from layers of painted papers applied to a distressed canvas. Framed, 8" x 10" for $26.
Hand-dyed cotton scarf: $18
100% cotton hand-dyed scarves, created with twisting, tying, binding and folding techniques. Each scarf contains a wide range of colors and patterns. Very color-fast, because I set the dyes in solution, and wash them in hot water with detergent before offering them for sale. I recommend hand washing to preserve the intricate dye patterns.
3-D textured heart art: $18
Show your love with a 3-D paper mache heart applied to a textured canvas, and framed. Can be hung on the wall, or displayed on a shelf with its easel.
4-pack of notecards with envelopes: $10
Handy for the home or office, each set includes 4 envelopes and 4 note cards. Each card is handcrafted, but made 4 at a time so that each is much like the other. Also makes a thoughtful, useful and one-of-a-kind gift.
Pendant necklace: $14
Jewelry offers you the chance to wear one-of-a-kind art, any day of the year. Reminiscent of a spring sky, this pendant was created with scraps from my art making process, and creates a confident, peaceful statement.
In creating my mixed media art works, I make a lot of scraps that are simply too pretty not to put to use. I create lightweight earrings from these paper scraps. Each pair is unique, and you're sure to find a pair to amaze your eyes. Sold in a tiny tin, perfect for storage or gift giving.
Book marks: $5
Shouldn't your book mark be as inspiring as the novel you're reading? Book marks created with heavily textured paper and additional hand-painted papers. Two-sided, just like the villain in your book. Presented in a plastic protective cover for durability.
Recycled fabric wreath: $25
Adorn a door or wall with a wreath made from scraps of recycled, heavy-weight designer fabrics. Various colorways available, from light to dark, and contemporary to rustic.
Small MN-themed art: $18
Created with layers of painted papers applied to a distressed canvas. 5" x 7" framed, $18.
Tissues and acrylics on a paper mache base. Once I achieve an appealing effect through layering and composition, I apply a sealant to create a matte luster, and keep the various elements in place.