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I am a New England Folk / Mixed Media Artist
I feel so blessed to have been raised by a mom who shared her love of art with me and a dad who shared his love of history and flea markets, antique shops, yard sales, and junk shops! Those two forces have collided in my heart, and inspire me to create "art that remembers". I love to incorporate vintage pieces, especially text from old books into the work I do.
The other two forces which strongly influence my work are my faith, and my love of everything "childhood and whimsy". My own children... especially my youngest daughter, keep that "little girl in me" very alive, and desiring to add a dash of sparkle to everything.
I've been learning various art techniques from before I can remember. My mom, who primarily worked in pastels and charcoals, shared everything she did with me. As an adult, I've done the craft fair circuit, taught art in a private school for students aged pre-k through grade 8, and sold both my handmade creations and my graphic work in various local shops, as well as online. I love dabbling in a never ending variety of art and crafting. But my passions are mixed media art, photographic art, and doll making.
On a personal note, I have been married to the love of my life for 26+ years, and we are the parents of 7 beautiful children aged 22yrs-16 months. We have recently become granparents for the first time, to a lovely little girl, so hopefully that "little girl in me" will have plenty of company to inspire her for years to come.