New Year, New Artists
Opening Reception January 4, 2020 12pm to 4pm
Show runs December 27 - January 28
Featured Artists: Jane Steelman, Suzanne Love, and Lois Blasberg
I work in various media; i.e., oils, acrylics, stained glass, etc., but I am always drawn back to pastels. Pastels can give that ethereal quality to a painting that evokes an emotional response like none other. They are perfect for landscapes and portraits that I love to paint. My style is contemporary realism, but I am always trying new things and pushing myself to explore other genre. It is my hope to connect with the viewer through the subjects I choose.
I work from my home studio in Raleigh, NC. and have been a jewelry artist for about 9 years. Pieces are handcrafted from start to finish using sterling silver, pure silver, copper or brass. The colorful pieces are enameled, which is powdered glass sifted on copper or pure silver and fired with a torch or in a kiln. I use various techniques to achieve sometimes unique results. I love to make beautiful pieces that bring pleasure to the wearer. Every piece I create is unique and personal which is so important in this world of imported mass productions.
I make art because it makes me happy. I love color: dramatic, exaggerated, subtle, ephemeral, reflected - all of it, in all its forms. I want to share the beauty I see and express the joy I feel in creating each piece with the viewer.