I am a self-taught artist, I've been making art and crafts all my life, working on my art brings a happy balance to my everyday.
Art provides me with the opportunity to connect with others, and to bring myself back to center.
Though I enjoy working in oils, acrylics, jewelry and beading; glass mosaics have capture me in recent years,
I'm amazed at how I find new inspirations in the swirls and colors on a sheet of glass.
While living in Los Angeles I was fortunate to learn mosaic art from known mosaic artist
Karen Silton and Lillian Sizemore,
I was inspired to incorporate polymer clay into my pieces and create my Midnight Garden Collection after taking a workshop with Laurie Mika.
These workshops have been wonderful, invaluable experiences.
A mosaic sculpture class taken at UCSD La Jolla gave me insight to new possibilities in my art. My mosaic snail sculptures are one of a kind.
Just recently, I took a Lampworking class with local artist Gail Pulkrabek at Studio 25 in the Spanish Village in Balboa Park.
Currently I enrolled in a ceramic class to incorporate mosaics to my ceramics.
Inspiration usually comes from my daily walks, it allows me to connect with my inner eye.
It's amazing how one visualization morphs into different version of the same principle.
Working intuitively in this way its very freeing...allowing and trusting the vision to take on a life of its own.
Others have described my art as being delicate, feminine and soft; I enjoy making fun, whimsical pieces.
A common thread in my work is the small size of tessera and the minimal use of grout, making my pieces lightweight and easy to hang.
I hope you enjoy my art as much as I enjoy making it, In love and joy,