Mary Garoutte's Profile

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Welcome to my little world of hand-painted miniatures.

The concept and production for this work started in my little studio, nestled in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains in Washington State. I have now carried my practice to Eastern Canada and am proud to present Swallow & Twig jewelry in the beautiful historic city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

I have many influences that range from vintage children's imagery such as Beatrix Potter and vintage nursery rhyme books to Art Nouveau/Deco, retro illustration, kitsch, Edward Gorey, Christopher Cornell, Victorian minutia, folk art and nature. I really love birds most of all, and most of my work centers around our feathered friends.

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  • Female
  • Born on January 29
  • Joined January 11, 2010

Favorite materials

jewel tones, anything reclaimed, gold leaf, vintage beads and findings, inspiration

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About

Welcome to my little world of hand-painted miniatures.

The concept and production for this work started in my little studio, nestled in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains in Washington State. I have now carried my practice to Eastern Canada and am proud to present Swallow & Twig jewelry in the beautiful historic city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

I have many influences that range from vintage children's imagery such as Beatrix Potter and vintage nursery rhyme books to Art Nouveau/Deco, retro illustration, kitsch, Edward Gorey, Christopher Cornell, Victorian minutia, folk art and nature. I really love birds most of all, and most of my work centers around our feathered friends.

More about S&T:

I am a puritan in that my belief is that every charm is and should be one-of-a-kind and 100% original. Each piece is hand-painted by me (You will not find copies or reproductions here. I have a BFA in painting from the notorious Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD), where hard work, challenge, and creative media were instilled into me. I love incorporating my painting background & skills into unique and miniature hand-painted jewels. It's wearable art and I believe fine art should be a part of the everyday.

Yours Truly,

♥♥♥ Mary

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