Small Works

I recently completed a number of small works. I’ve been on a mission this summer to use supplies on hand and finish works in progress. These small works combined mini canvas boards that I had started last year together with fish appliques cut from discarded quilt remnants. Together, they create a whimsical set of colorful mixed media fish art, ready[…]

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Exhibit News

August 30 – September 30, 2016 Something to Talk About open group, all media, juried exhibit Searle & Reid Hodges Galleries at ArtCenter Manatee Artist Reception Sep 8, 5:00-7:00 Hello friends! I’m excited to share the news of a new group exhibit that includes one of my pieces, Coral Reef Currents. “Something to Talk About” is a juried, all media exhibit[…]

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Tahitian Pink Princess Hibiscus

I finished this piece earlier this year. It is titled “Tahitian Pink Princess Hibiscus” and measures 12″x12″.  The leafy background features salvaged tissue paper collage, and the hibiscus blossom features fused fabric mosaic. I love the simplicity of using a single flower as the dominant feature of an art piece. When I am working with a single element as subject matter,[…]

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Birth of an Exhibit: Our Plastic Waters

You cannot live in Florida and not notice water. Water is everywhere. It is in ponds and lakes, streams and rivers, inlets and bays, gulfs and oceans. Since moving to Florida, I have begun to explore water in my work. And the more I explore, the more I fall in love. Healthy water is life-supporting. Healthy water is nurturing. Healthy water is ever-changing.[…]

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Button and Bead Mosaics

Who remembers being  fascinated with Grandma’s button collection that she stored in old cookie and candy tins? I certainly do! I could spend hours as a child sorting through the vintage round treasures. Who needed toys when you could sort through a button tin?? As an adult, I have amassed an insane amount of buttons and still enjoy spending hours sorting them[…]

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