art was always around me… my parents collected, my great grandmother was a
painter, my grandmother had her own unique style, and I’m finding my creative
outlet is more of a combination of my mother’s love of antiquing and thrifting
and my grandmothers’ creativity. As a
longtime resident of Virginia Beach I am a lover of all things coastal. Summers are spent kayaking, paddling, boating
and beach combing. Then for fun we go to
other coastal locations and see what they have to show off! I love finding things and transforming
them. Whether it’s a piece of driftwood from
Lake Powell in Arizona that I see a “whale” in or a piece of sea-glass from
Ireland that to me looks like a bird. I
thrill in taking a shipping pallet and breaking it down and creating lovely
wall hanging art pieces that retain the patina of the wood, and also bring in
an element of nature, mostly the sea, and end up being a piece of art that
works well in homes in our coastal area.
My pieces are made from mostly recycled, reclaimed or scavenged materials. I use vintage window sashes, repurposed picture frames, vintage or discarded glass, found sea-glass, driftwood, shells, scavenged wood, discarded pallets, Spanish moss etc. I often describe what I do as putting together a puzzle that I don’t quite know what the picture is until I’m finished. I hope you enjoy looking at my creations. Please let me know if I can create something special for you!