I’ve always been creative in three-dimensional art. Although I’ve worked with pottery, silversmith, sewing, and even floral design, my jewelry is a favorite at the Fire House Gallery. My necklaces are made from a crochet chain stitch, then braided together with pretty stones and beads. And my earrings are made to be lightweight and comfortable. Most of my pieces are casual combinations of leather, natural stones, pearls, and some sparkle.
Painting was a mystery to me until I took drawing classes at Lord Fairfax Community College with Professor Ann Currie and was given a gift of oil paints. As I started to work with the paints, I realized that I loved the texture of oil on brush and canvas, and the vibrancy and flexibility of color. And yes, I even liked the smell.
Much of my work is inspired by a huge folder of photographs from my travels, as well as a sizeable collection of ideas culled from magazines, books, and other artists. I enjoy using complementary colors in conjunction, because it makes the work vibrate with brightness.
I am a retired flight attendant and a ski instructor since 1995, now living in Winchester.