Artist for Hire: Commissions, Private Events, Programming; Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
I am a self-taught artist who draws inspiration from my worldwide travels.
I was raised in South Africa, where I traveled extensively within South Africa & surrounding countries as a youth & gained a love of bright colors & design from gazing at the amazing decorated huts & beaded jewelry & traditional clothing of the indigenous tribes.
I traveled to London, England as a young adult, where I lived for 13 years & traveled within the UK, namely Scotland, where I was born, and Wales, where most of my family lived , where I explored my Gaelic roots. I also traveled to many European countries & fell in love with all the Public art in Barcelona & the Gothic churches in Germany.
Now settled in Stow, Ohio with my husband & children, I am exploring my creativity with mediums, while also nurturing my passion of helping people and the environment with volunteering as a scoutmaster, putting together free take-home craft kits for local farmer’s markets with a focus on reduce, reuse, recycle & chairing our elementary school’s reflections program.
I also offer workshops for adults & children locally & have been actively involved in getting art programs to people safely during CoVid-19, working with the local Parks & Rec on a watercolor Paint your pet kit, as well as the SMF Public Library on Adult To-Go crafts.