This is a newer bench on which I did a gold and silver leaf technique, with a clear crackle finish. I also had some flumpy pillows and a loose cushion made for the seat. Here, it is in a setting for a photo shoot that was being done at the time.
I love using vintage items, and achieving a vintage look in all of the art I create. The time worn piece of furniture that finds my paintbrush, the chipped piece of china that yearns for a new beginning in the frame of an old mirror.
Bits and pieces are combined with vintage findings in my jewelry designs. My canvas work, be it framed or installed directly on a wall, also wears a patina that seems to find me as I work.
I find a bit of comfort in creating art with things that have been otherwise determined as no longer useful as is.
Working with varied mediums, I am often asked which one do I love the most. I find the answer to be the one that is in my hands in that moment.
I would have to say that the common thread to be found within my whimsical work, will be the feeling of having been there all along.
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Photos of current works as well as works created over the past 30 years of design in private homes and in the studio. Posts will be laced with info and tips from things that I have learned along the way. In essence, progress in any certain direction I may happen to be working towards at any given time :o) Enjoy!