My artwork focuses on subtleties in form, color and movement. I try to show the viewer beauty in simple organic images and shapes. When you see the different media I work in you will notice strong connections between them.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Had a fabulous day yesterday!

 I am always trying to figure out how to combine my interest of nature, art and photography. I decided to make organic, free form cages for some very delicate seed pods I had been saving. Then I photographed them many times from different angles and under different light. These are the ones I really like! They were photographed under a simple cheap desk lamp. 





Saturday, November 23, 2013

I've been sketching and have discovered the beauty of combining drawings with photography. This is a fun new way for me to photograph ordinary small objects in nature and give them importance. I also loved the light in these particular photos. 







Wednesday, November 13, 2013

 


Experimental Photography!

I  used my Ipad as a light table today. Placing a few items on it and photographing them proved to be very interesting. I got really bright white backgrounds when the flash did not mess up with the reflection. I will try some more tomorrow.




Thursday, November 7, 2013


I'm seeing everything this week. I mean there is interesting stuff to look at all day long!
Here is a little study of some old paint brushes.










November 6, 2013

November Light


Experimenting with lights and shadows and positive and negative space today!


Saturday November 2, 2013

These photos are stripped of almost all color and weight. I think the leaves feel like they are almost non existent.


Friday, November 1, 2013

These are some of the new photographs on my Urban Photographs page! Please check out the page.





Friday November 1, 2013

I am continuing to experimenting with macro photography, this time taking small objects found in nature and placing them on white paper. This puts the focus solely on that object. I like the simplicity and the calm of the absence of a background. Please check out my new page: Focus Photographs
 



October 17, 2013

Australian Adventure!


I just got back from a fantastic trip to Australia where I took over 1000 photos!
Loved everything. Hope that is evident when you check out my new photos on the Australian Experience page. Enjoy!










September 24, 2013

Exploring:
 I love the way combinations of material show strengths and weaknesses.  With some new pieces, I am exploring the balances of heavy and light, strong and weak and positive and negative space.
I will try to find some new materials and see what I come up with. These are the ones I have become comfortable with until now. Time to explore!




September 16, 2013

I just received my Ebay shipment of vintage hammers!

So excited to try them all on some hammered jewelry. For now, I tried them all out on a piece of scrap copper just to see what happens. I think that for $20, I got some real treasures! :)
My advice is: Don't spend a fortune on specialty hammers!




September 16, 2013

Hanging!

I think it might be interesting for you to see one of my paintings hanging. It shows the scale and the feeling of the piece in the context of its environment. I happen to have a very green wall in my living room that gives this painting a really organic vibe.



Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Done!
How do you know when your painting is really done and how do you stop yourself from overdoing it? For me, I use my instinct, but I don't always get it right. This one is done!


Inspiration:





Tuesday, September 2, 2013

Almost done!
I'm feeling so much better! I was a little stuck with this painting until yesterday when I just got inspired to work on it. It has been very helpful taking pictures along the way. It gives me an opportunity to step away from the piece and just look at it in a different way ( on my phone or computer) and imagine the next step. It is a really different perspective for me. I also enjoy seeing the progress.  I wonder if any of you work this way? 


Saturday, August 16, 2013


New Hampshire coast!
 
I love the incredible images I see in the rocks, water and seaweed. Looking closely at the world beneath my feet gives me perspective and a sense of calm. I'm not sure why, but the world just seems to make sense when I look at details instead of the big picture. It's not so overwhelming. Does anyone else feel like that?