I am a multi-media artist, graphic artist, photographer, web designer, wife and mother of two. I have an associate’s degree in Commercial Art and a bachelors in Art Education.
I am in love with learning new things, if not in a formal classroom than in my own room, learning from necessity by turning a “mistake” into art, or by “making do” with what I have on hand. My experiences with several art mediums have taught me to think creatively in all endeavors and turned me into a bit of a jack-of-all-trades.
Last year I concentrated on my glass cutting and soldering skills and created a new assortment of “bug coffins” as well as “emm’s art charms”. I make the charms from photos I took of art I’ve created. Very fun!
This year I’m back into copper “painting” with commercial patinas and collaging with the results. Be sure to see my booth at Made In Clarkdale this December 5th-8th to see what I come up with. J
I enjoy creating in a wide range of mediums: collage, photography, sculpture, paper arts, as well as graphics. My first love was sculpture with traditional clay. In the last few years, I’ve been playing a lot with wire and homemade paper clay. Many of my art pieces begin as two dimensional but usually grow into a mixed media relief. I am most intrigued with mediums that are a bit unpredictable. Like the Fantasy Film I quite often use. I love taking it from a 2-dimensional form into 3-dimensional wings and or other melted film art creations. I also use fabric, found objects, jewelry, photos, wood, paint, glitter, wire, organic objects and any other type of ephemera I find pleasing (including bugs!).
I volunteer with Made In Clarkdale and for P.E.O. (a philanthropic educational organization for women). Then I try to squeeze in some art here and there between walking the dog, petting the cats, and happily spending time with the kids and my husband.