Ridgefield Art Association
I credit my dreams for leading me on a path to creating art, starting with journaling about my dreams, then painting them. Eventually this grew into the practice of dreaming while I paint, preferring to leave the process open to whatever appears out of suggested patterns and textures in the paint. Frequent themes include birds, trees, flowers, women and dreaming women.
Roughly 11 years ago, I started making glass jewelry that includes images from my fine art, photographs, and digital designs. I am gratified by the idea of functionality, and that people can wear my art! These days I often start a painting thinking about how the images might translate into jewelry. I invented a process in which I create transparent images of my artwork so that I have silver or gold-leaf behind the images. The metallic leaf gives the images a shimmering glow, and the convex glass makes them very dimensional.