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From Artist to Designer, and Back to Artist Again
I've been making art since I was a little girl, encouraged by my family: my mother was a painter, my father and grandfather both gifted woodworkers, my grandmother was seldom without her knitting needles or something she was sewing. Though I loved art and music, I went to university and studied classics and ancient art history, not the fine arts, thinking I might become a conservator of antiquities and combine several interests together!
But after college I worked in a New York State outdoor education center, doing exhibits, trail guides, illustrations, and graphic design -- and found I really liked the work, and the social aspects of being with the public. At night I worked on my art and calligraphy. A few years later I moved to Vermont, started a free-lance graphic design and calligraphy business, and met my husband, a photographer. By then I was painting seriously, in watercolors and oils, and having success exhibiting and selling my work, which has always been inspired by nature and my deep feeling for the landscape.
My husband and I combined our businesses and established a design and communications firm -- and for thirty years that's what we did. Because I was involved in graphic design all day,I had less time and energy for painting. I wrote, and did music, and gardening, and was also on the board of a regional art gallery and education center and worked hard to get it established.
In 2003 I started my blog, The Cassandra Pages, and found a perfect medium for combining and sharing all the things I loved. The internet opened up a vast world of fellow readers, writers, and artists, and it changed my life! I began to think of myself as a multidisciplinary artist, and made friends all over the world.
Three years later, we moved from rural Vermont to the cosmopolitan city of Montreal, and for the first time, were able to have a real studio, and to return to our origins as artists. After sharing my work through my blog for a couple of years, I decided to open my shop here, making my work available for sale, under my own control, and becoming part of a community of other artists and craftspeople.
I'm delighted to be here, and for the opportunity to offer you my work, which I hope reflects the beauty of our world.
Owner, Artist, Designer
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