I’ve been an artist all my life and aspire to capture beauty. I began as a graphic designer, then became a picture book illustrator and more recently began designing jewelry. I like to work in watercolor, polymer clay, silver and copper. My degree is in illustration from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.
I love the transparency and spontaneity of watercolor and incorporate it into my hand-crafted jewelry by painting polymer clay. Polymer clay is an incredibly versatile medium that can be mixed to any color, molded, carved, embellished and more. It’s lightweight and durable, which makes it perfect for earrings and other jewelry.
My watercolor paintings of babies, children and animals reflect my career as a children’s book illustrator. When my husband and I travel, I especially enjoy photographing cats, doors, bicycles and blue window shutters. They make my heart sing. To create the perfect picture frames, I paint unfinished wood with chalk-style paint, then distress and stencil them with my original design