I loved art as a child, but as I grew up I lost confidence in my abilities. At the age of 50 I went back to school and became a graphic artist (although still not very confident!)
In the past 10 years, I have gradually become more confident and able to appreciate my art on my own, rather than relying on others for validation.
I have studied under such renowned potters as Clary Illian, Meira Mathison, Sylvie Granitelli, Julia Galloway, Bonnie Seeman, Sarah Jaeger, and Sandi Pierantozzi. From each of these wonderful artists, I usually take away a new technique or way of creating that I then incorporate into my own pottery voice.
I am a founding member of the Steamboat Clay Artisans and work with this group on an annual Soup Bowl Supper fundraiser, a holiday sale, summer farmer's market, and educational programs.
I was honored last year to be asked to submit my work which is featured in Best Of America Pottery and Woodworking Artists & Artisans Vol.1 by Kennedy Publishing.
And recently (April 2009) I was one of the speakers at the national clay conference in Phoenix.
I loved nature and insects as a child, and was always trying to find ways to display them in my "bedroom closet museum". As I got older, I took some entomology classes in college and because even more interested. My creative side took over from there, and "Insect Art" was born!
I am a paper crafts and mixed media artist. I spread the word and try to inspire others to create art and perserve memories. I do this through designing and teaching for scrapbook industry manufacturers and freelance work.
I am God's creation, and I will spill my canvas.
I cannot kill insects or spiders, they are equally important to me.
I am so much like my father, it's often like punching a mirror just to find out I'm the one who feels the pain: not him.
I'm going to die anyway, all to follow will die anyway (the human race will be conquered), nothing will be retained forever: So I live my life exponentially.
out of the ashes rises pheonix once again
1. I grew up in Winchester, MA but did most of my schooling at Lexington Christian Academy.
2. Art became my "path" in San Jose, CA in 2005--after our family moved cross-country.
3. I don't like to be confined; I reject art being the only way for me.
4. I'm alive and kicking.
Nothing interesting, really. I have always been fascinated with doodling (mostly about chickens) as a child and from there I progressed from animals to portraits and then nature, or whatever catches my attention. I stopped time and again because of more pressing matters. Now, I've decided to be what I've always wanted to be.
Self taught mixed media artist who has also worked in the psychology field enhancing and building upon people strengths. Alternative healing is also another area that I work in, more specifically, Reiki.
I have always absorbed and reflected aspects of my world through making now I am possibly more present with my creative process which allows me to be more responsive to the evolving work.
I'm a small town twenty-something girl living in a big world, trying to make the best of life through experience. Refuse to believe that I'm destined for mediocrity. I love art, cats, movies, music, TV, concerts, video games and my friends. That's all that matters to me.
I received my Bachelor's degree in accounting and economics, and my Masterís degree in History of Art, both in Tel Aviv University. While studying for the B.A., I also studied painting at the studio of Prof. Swartzman, who had been a teacher at the Berlin Academy before the Second World War.
Author, Counsellor, Singer, Artist, Designer, and Friend, with the past and present as guide, and Nature, and Humanity, as inspiration, along with a quiet, somewhat personal reverence for the Divine. Past endeavours have also included Associate Professor, Community College; Acting Chief of Administrative Services, Federal Government; Sales, Banking, Theatre, and Industrial Security. This last often comes as somewhat of a shock.
I am an artist.
I am an activist for people with disabilities.
I a writer of time and place.
I am a strong and independent woman.