I can't remember a time in my life when I wasnt creating.
My earliest memories often involve a crayon firmly grasped in my hand.
Since then, there have been many tools in that hand; glass, painbrush, pencil, sewing needle, and clay modeling tools.
My illustration leans toward the whimsical and light-hearted.
I love to create characters that share a sense of fun and silliness.
My current favorite mediums for illustration are watercolor, ink, and pencil.
Portraiture is my newest endeavor, and is more realistic in nature and quite large.
Most of my portraits measure 30"x40", 24"x48", or 36" square. They are acrylic on canvas.
I have been creating glass beads on a torch for over 20 years.
I teach classes in flame-worked glass across the United states, as well as internationally.
My technique mainly focuses on surface treatment and I often create a non-glass-like texture.
Much of my work is acid etched to suggest a sense of age.
Birds are also a frequent visitor to my art, in both glass and illustration.
I wish I could come up with some sort of profound artistic symbology to explain this avian obsession of mine,
but the simple truth is, I like them. They make me happy; I hope my work does the same for you.
I live in Central Massachusetts with my husband John, and son Max.
Thanks for visiting.