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~the Artist~

I am a professional artist, living in New England with three wild animals.
I was formally trained in art from elementary school through college.
I teach art classes for children and young adults, walk in the rain, grow sugar snap peas and lavender, Black Dahlias and kale, listen omnivorously to music of all genres, and read like a fiend.
I belong to several art and miniature groups,
and I am a member of the Etsy minimakers street team.
My work was featured on the cover of She Shines magazine, vol. 2 issue #3.

Hello, Sweets. Lovely to meet you!

~the Art~

I'm trained as a fine artist, but what I create is…

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  • Joined February 17, 2007

Favorite materials

watercolours, acrylics, charcoal, ink, conte, china marker, polymer clay, paperpulp, cardboard, pearls, twigs, stuff

About

~the Artist~

I am a professional artist, living in New England with three wild animals.
I was formally trained in art from elementary school through college.
I teach art classes for children and young adults, walk in the rain, grow sugar snap peas and lavender, Black Dahlias and kale, listen omnivorously to music of all genres, and read like a fiend.
I belong to several art and miniature groups,
and I am a member of the Etsy minimakers street team.
My work was featured on the cover of She Shines magazine, vol. 2 issue #3.

Hello, Sweets. Lovely to meet you!

~the Art~

I'm trained as a fine artist, but what I create is all over the place. I make everything from 1:12 scale dollhouse miniatures to wedding cake toppers, paintings larger than kitchen tables or so tiny that they literally fit inside a matchbox.

I am inspired by an eclectic list of things: old Freak Show broadsides, dreams, silent films, the insects and flowers in my garden, antique photos, jellyfish,
Catholica, orphaned objects, strangers in the check-out line, vintage tattoos...I never stop looking around.

I primarily work in Paint / Mixed Media on hand-built canvases or acid-free paper, but I dabble in a wide variety of materials. I strive to create pieces that will age well, and I'm a very careful packer and shipper.

My influences include : Gustav Klimt, Sandro Botticelli, Kathe Kollwitz, Vincent van Gogh, Edward Gorey, the Pre-Raphaelites, Folk and Outsider art, antique Side Show broadsides, Amadeo Modigliani, Hokusai, Frida Kahlo, Alphonse Mucha, Toulouse-Lautrec, Francisco Goya, Edward Hopper, Manet and Renoir, "altar pieces" from the Middle Ages through the Northern Renaissance, the art of Ancient Egypt and Nubia....

Blah, blah, blah...is anyone even still reading? ;)

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