Location: United States
I was born in Los Angles California, to restless parents interested in saving the world. When I was 7 I decided I wanted to be a visual artist. My family does have a history with art, so my parents were able to tell me to study artists by reading about them and copying their work. I started with the comics, (especially Brenda Star), and moved on to Manet, Whistler, Turner, all the Art Nouveau artists. I learned bead weaving in Gallup NM when I was a kid. I don't have a drop of Native American blood, so I made something different from the rest of the class. As a reward my teachers asked me to come in after school and they taught me how to make a beading loom. In each place I've lived I've talked with artists and recieved book recommendations and technique advice.
My degree is a B.F.A. In painting from the University of Kansas. I have won awards for jewelry and painting. I love learning new techniques and I love to push the boundaries of techniques and materials. I strive to make each piece I make beautiful, strong and comfortable. I like each piece to move you emotionally and inspire you. I met my husband in college and we have five children. My family is a huge influence on me and I do think of someone I love when making something.
These are paintings created on a loom with glass seed beads and nymo thread.
14 X 18 inches. Four images of a face in different races. I used my oldest daughters face. Won a merit award. Used netting to connect faces. $1,000
18"X24" $5,000. I wrote the poem about freedom of speech. It located at Nelson Atkins art museum gift shop in Kansas City MO.
24"X 16". The poem is about dylexis. On a sea of words I am without a compass There is no North South East or West There is no right or left On the sea I am lost. I used crystals,pearls and glass shells to break up the words. These were threaded on before I started weaving. $5,000
11" X 14" . Jewish wedding. won merit award Culture without borders. $1000
11" X 14" $650 . Dreidle with Hebrew letters on them pieced together with netting. I've sold some of these and I need to make more. Dreidles are a top with Hebrew letters on them played during Hanukkah.
16" X 20" part of a series of fairies. $3,000
28" X 32" This is about poetry. A poem is a dance of language each step is a swirl of word touching hearts and minds we dance an endless moment then our poem is done. This maybe part of a series. I want to do it again using different costumes.
11" X 14" This is also part of a series. I like peacocks. $1,000
16" X 20" $3,000. This was a juggler at Renfest.
16"X 20" $3,000. This was a performer a renfest. I like to do watercolors and pastels of these performers and I use the paintings to create the pattern.
16" X 20" $3,000. One of a series of fairies. Each one has it's one meaning
20" X 16" $3,000. Renfest performer. A lovely man.
11" X 14" $1,500. The model was one of my daughter with her teddy bear.
I usually use the rose as my signature. 16" X 20" $3,500. This is at the Nelson Atkins art museum gift shop.
16" X 20" $3,000 Poem about being elderly.
8"X10" $200. This is based on a Picasso print call 4 line converging. Part of a series
These are some of my water color paintings.
still life flowers with a fish metal sculpture. 18' X 24" $300.
Still life of roses and carnations very quick. 18" X 24" $300
11"X 14" $250. This was done on my bike ride.
18" X 24" $300. Very quick painting of things I enjoy.
11" X 14" $300. This was done at the arboretum in Overland Park KS..
11" X 14" $300. This was also done on a bike ride.
11" X 14" Still life. $300.
18" X 24" $300. Still life
18"X24" $300 What can I say. I love roses.
18"X 24" $300. This is a joyful painting.
18"X24" $300. Still life
18" X 24" $300. Still life focus on tulips
18"X24"$300. Still life
18" X 24" $300. Floral painting.
Very quick painting of Dr. Who as a kitten. 18"X 20" $300
18"X 24" Very loose painting. $300
18" X 24" $300. Still life
18"X 20" $300. Still with whimsical sculpture.
Still life with marbles and flowers. 18" X 24" $300
32" X 28" This was done at Deanna Rose Farmstead in Overland Park KS. The younger woman is one of my daughters. $2,000
18" X 24" $300. I got these rose for my birthday. So of course I had to paint them.
The temple is Beth Torah in Overland Park KS. Very quick. 14"X 18" $150
Won 4th place water color at Stems. Painted at the Arboretum in Overland park Ks. 14" X 18" $350.
This is the hand made bead weaving and metal work jewelry I've made including:enameling,cloisonne,plique a jour, wire wrapping,filigree, and more..
Amulet bags are a Native American tradition. You put your amulet in the bag and wear it close to your heart. It brings you good medicine,(luck). The technique is right angle weave an off loom Native American technique. The design is mine.
Amulet bags are a Native American tradition. You put your amulet in the bag and wear it close to your heart. It brings you good medicine,(luck). The technique is right angle weave, an off loom bead weaving technique. The design is mine. They sell for $150
Amulet bags are a Native American tradition. You put your amulet in the bag and wear it close to your heart. It brings you good medicine,(luck). These sell for $150.
This is handmade with malachite cabochon,sterling and fine silver. Sells for $110
This gorgeous filigree pendant was handmade with a pearl cabochon,sterling and fine silver. Sells for $110.
This Lovely,filigree brooch is handmade with an amethyst cabochon and sterling and fine silver. Sells for
These lovely handmade earrings are wire wrapped with silver plated wire,lamp work beads and roundel crystals. They sell for $40.
This gorgeous handmade emerald green necklace is wire wrapped with gold plated wire,lamp work beads,roundel crystals. It sells for $150 at 22 inches $160 at 25 inches.