Artist's Statement

"Primarily a self-taught artist, I began painting in the mid-eighties and have been creating jewelry for the past 14 years. My artistic endeavors continue to evolve as I enjoy the freedom of creating art in various mediums. Whether sculpting a necklace or painting on canvas, I like to work spontaneously, creating pieces that evoke the senses. Color and movement are my guiding forces.

With my sterling sculpture jewelry, it is the visual excitement of the gemstone that draws me in initially because of its color, size, shape and texture. I have found that there is a rhythm to my method of wire sculpting as I wrap the wire around each stone and intuitively work with it to make it the focus of the design. With beading, it is the freedom to combine various colors and shapes that motivate each piece similar to painting."