My medium of choice is polymer clay. Polymer is a wonderful material that is compatible with so many art products from across the mixed-media spectrum that the sky is the limit creatively speaking. In addition, I often use leather and semi-precious gemstones in my finished work.
I enjoy playing with shape, color and texture and I learn something new with every piece I make. I love the rustic, natural beauty of Colorado and I strive to capture this aesthetic in my work. My goal is to create art jewelry that is as inspired as its wearer.
I began my professional career as a computer engineer and worked in high-tech for 20 years. It was challenging, creative and I enjoyed it very much. When I was laid off during the Great Recession, I considered my options. I wanted to explore something completely different that had always fascinated me. And so I began my second career.
Now I am working full-time as an artist and am selling my work at juried art fairs, in local galleries and on my website. I was thrilled to be included in the Museum of Boulder’s exhibit Drawing Parallels: Community Art and Artifacts from 2020. In addition, I am showing at Lincoln Gallery in Loveland, CO, R Gallery in Boulder, CO, and the Firehouse Art Center in Longmont, CO.
I also sell my work at OpenStudios Pop! in Boulder, CO and at Ramble Marketplace in Boulder, CO. Ramble Marketplace is a non-profit that supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) by providing affordable housing and employment opportunities.
I am an active member of the East Boulder County Artists Association, OpenStudios Boulder, Mile High Polymer Clay Guild, International Polymer Clay Association and I am the current president of the Rocky Mountain Bead Society.