My medium of choice is polymer clay. Polymer is a wonderful material that can do just about anything. It is compatible with so many art products from across the mixed-media spectrum that the sky is the limit creatively speaking. Some of my favorite materials to work with on polymer include acrylic paint, ink, metal leaf, pastel, mica powder and resin. 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 and creative and I enjoyed it very much. Changing careers never entered my mind until I was laid off during the great recession. A world of possibilities opened up. Could I start a brand new career as an artist? Could I turn my jewelry making hobby into a business?
Now I am working full-time as an artist and am selling my work at juried art fairs and on my website. I was thrilled to be included in the Museum of Boulder’s Drawing Parallels: Community Art and Artifacts from 2020 exhibit and to be showing full time 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 Ramble Marketplace in Boulder, CO, which is a non-profit that supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) by providing employment opportunities and facilitating access to affordable housing where adults with IDD can thrive in community.
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.