Mixed Media Collage
I live in the beautiful foothills of the Oregon Coast Range where nature is very much part of my life. I enjoy simply listening to the presence of nature. My passion is to integrate that experience into my artwork. I have found that I am fascinated by the beauty of leaves and try to capture the endless variation of their shapes, colors and exquisite detail in my collages.
I am a graduate of the Heritage School of Interior Design in Portland, Oregon. I have over 20 years experience working as an in-store designer and have been an independent designer since 2006. My deep reverence for the natural world has inspired a collection of both contemporary and arts and crafts designs that serve to enhance a variety of interior settings. I use real leaves in all of my original collages, which I collect myself. I use acrylic paints, 18k gold ink and handmade and recycled textured papers. Each collage is meticulously custom framed with archival double mats and museum or conservation quality glass, which helps to protect the art from UV rays. The original 3D collages are custom framed in 2" deep shadow box style, black wood frames or custom hand crafted frames.