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My name is Irene and I am an artist who lives on the beautiful island of Cape Breton on the East Coast of Canada. After receiving my BFA I did everything from colorizing movies and TV shows (Gilligan's Island), working in a photo library in London, England to teaching English and Art in a private school in Greece. For the last 15 years I have owned and operated a painting business with my husband, Patrick. We are a painting company which specializes in decorative finishes as well as murals and trompe l'oeil.

About two years ago I developed carpal tunnel in both my wrists. Painting become very painful so I was looking for another way to be creative. Around the same time my sister gave me a beautiful pendant with a photo transfer on it. I was so impressed with this technique I started experimenting with transfers on collages and on marble tiles. Then I read about polymer clay…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 14
  • Joined July 6, 2008

Favorite materials

polymer clay, paint, ink and paper mache

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About

My name is Irene and I am an artist who lives on the beautiful island of Cape Breton on the East Coast of Canada. After receiving my BFA I did everything from colorizing movies and TV shows (Gilligan's Island), working in a photo library in London, England to teaching English and Art in a private school in Greece. For the last 15 years I have owned and operated a painting business with my husband, Patrick. We are a painting company which specializes in decorative finishes as well as murals and trompe l'oeil.

About two years ago I developed carpal tunnel in both my wrists. Painting become very painful so I was looking for another way to be creative. Around the same time my sister gave me a beautiful pendant with a photo transfer on it. I was so impressed with this technique I started experimenting with transfers on collages and on marble tiles. Then I read about polymer clay and transfering images on to it. Once I tried it I was hooked and now love working with the medium. I love experimenting with clay and trying new techniques.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my work and if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.

I also have a Facebook fanpage (Curly Girl Designs) http://www.facebook.com/pages/Curly-Girl-Designs/67563888500
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