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I am delighted you have found my world!

The passion that courses through my veins for art, designing and photography gladly came into this life with me. My background involves university as well as private art training…and both included learning from masters in their fields of oil and watercolor painting, technical drawing and photography. The rest has come from my belief of…learning by doing….don’t be afraid to step outside the box. My “doing” has included a broad spectrum, from drawing under the covers with a flashlight as a small child so I wouldn’t be told, “Lights out!”...to working as a photographer and “stills” animation artist, then as the head illustrator for a prime contractor of the federal government. Years later as a pit boss for a prominent Las Vegas casino I would spend precious time sketching design ideas on toilet tissue in the ladies room during brief breaks…

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  • Female
  • Joined August 3, 2011

Favorite materials

Paint, Canvas, Brushes, Easels, Fine Art Papers, Pigmented Ink, Camera, Digital Chemicals, Fabric, Addiction to Art Photography

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About

I am delighted you have found my world!

The passion that courses through my veins for art, designing and photography gladly came into this life with me. My background involves university as well as private art training…and both included learning from masters in their fields of oil and watercolor painting, technical drawing and photography. The rest has come from my belief of…learning by doing….don’t be afraid to step outside the box. My “doing” has included a broad spectrum, from drawing under the covers with a flashlight as a small child so I wouldn’t be told, “Lights out!”...to working as a photographer and “stills” animation artist, then as the head illustrator for a prime contractor of the federal government. Years later as a pit boss for a prominent Las Vegas casino I would spend precious time sketching design ideas on toilet tissue in the ladies room during brief breaks. At this stage of my practice I have total freedom to produce my own visions and content. And if one of my idols, Georgia O’Keeffe, could paint into her early 90s, so will I. How sweet it will be!

My products sell to the world through such disparate venues as special boutiques (Gridleys of Fountain Hills), a prominent national park (Hoover Dam) and to major corporations (Wells Fargo). My work has been acquired and given as gifts to noted celebrities (Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett) as well as to a state supreme court (Nevada). I have exhibited and sold my paintings in a national upscale restaurant chain frequented by top celebrities (early expansion of Marie Callender’s).

The designs I craft are so highly personal to me that I consider them all to be an integral part of my “artistic family.” Holistically they are a real part of me, consuming my time, talent and toil, taking on a life of their own and a growing part of mine. You will truly come to know me through my art and photography, and I welcome the opportunity to share that with you. As a young girl, my dolls came alive for me. Now it is my art with which I mindfully coexist.

My fine art work has been available in specialty boutiques for over 5 years, but this Etsy shop represents a new and exciting venture...therefore much more will be added to my Etsy virtual studio in the future. I do hope you will check back on occasion to see what is unfolding!

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RECENT REVIEW FROM A CUSTOMER:

Packaging was great! Love the bookmark as well :) Presentation is lovely. Not the last time I will purchase from you! Keep up the stunning work!
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Welcome to artBJC on Etsy!

www.artbjc.etsy.com
http://artbjc.blogspot.com/
http://pinterest.com/artbjc
http://www.flickr.com/photos/artbjc/

To see a collection of recent treasuries I have curated:

http://pinterest.com/artbjc/treasuries-curated-by-artbjc/

I am honored to have had my art and photography chosen for these wonderful Etsy Treasuries:

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/search?search_query=artbjc&sort=hotness&ref=treasury_search

My work has been recently featured in:

As seen on: Girlshue ~ Style, Fashion & Trends (April 4, 2014)
http://www.girlshue.com/?s=Sunflower+Tote

Uniquely Your Designs Blog:
http://myblogfinallymadeit.blogspot.com/2013/11/christmas-flowers-etsy.html?showComment=1385302695993#c1764888481314599228
(11/24/13 posting titled: Christmas Flowers #Etsy)

Elite 16 ~ Etsy Style Guide
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NzI0ODY3OHwyNzIyMzEwODg1/wrapped-in-autumn?index=7&ref=treasury_search&atr_uid=

Kym's Fabric Fascination Blog
http://fabricfascination.blogspot.com/2013/08/treasury-tuesday.html

On Fire for Handmade
http://onfireforhandmade.com/artists-exposed-march-16/

Meet the Artists Exposed (March rotation)
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/ODU5MjN8NTk2MjQx/artists-exposed


All images, content copyright (c) 2005 - 2018 ArtBJC. All Right Reserved. Reproduction rights are retained by the artist and do not transfer to anyone else.

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