We have been collaborating artists our entire married lives. Our work is always evolving. The experiences we share, or individually participate in, become a part of what we create. Bruce photographs and throws pots and I paint and create jewelry and other objects from precious metals. Bruce's photos are sometimes the inspiration or reference for my paintings and often times I sculpt and carve into his pottery. The results from our combined knowledge and skills becomes something beautiful that we enjoy sharing. Enjoy.

Oct 24, 2010

Just got back from a wonderful relaxing and inspiring week in the Green Mountains of Vermont.
I sketched a mountain scape from the window, however it took almost three days because of a combination of fog, rain and snow! I would have loved to draw the Scottish Highlander Cows in the pasture next to our cabin but the temps were just too low for that.  Bruce took some great photos and I found some great little baubles to incorporate into my silver from the little shops lining the main street in town. Thank goodness I took my alpaca hat and leather gloves because it felt mighty cold in them there mountains!!!  Stay tuned in for pictures to come!

Oct 18, 2010

Oct 13, 2010

"Alone at the beach"11x14, acrylic

Alone at the beach was part of my "pear series" and an attempt at being witty! The pear in the lower left foreground is alone and attempting not to look at the happy "pair" in the background!  I will be posting paintings at sale prices from now until Christmas to make room in my studio for my new crop of "frogee" paintings!  Thanks for looking!

Oct 11, 2010

Mother of Pearl,glass,sterling beaded earrings

The donut shaped beads are mother of pearl. I found these little beads in Canada this summer. I threaded a sterling bead through the middle of the holes to give them some sparkle. The bottom beads dangle and move because I hung them separately from the last green bead.  All components are sterling silver.

Oct 8, 2010

"Boston Lettuce" 13x13 acrylic on linen

This little painting is one of my "kitchen series".  I love the leaves of cabbages and big greens and I can get lost  on the canvas while I'm painting.  It's a nice size piece and is gallery wrapped and painted on all edges so it doesn't really need a frame. I spend a lot of time in my kitchen and have many paintings hanging there so I decided to have some fun with "food" images.  Enjoy!

Oct 7, 2010

Beach Green and Sterling Earrings

I don't even remember where I got these beautiful triangular beads. I seek out beads everywhere I travel! I love the combination of greens here and the sand blasted silver beads. The hooks are a new style I'm trying and they are very sturdy findings. Bruce does such a great job photographing my work and this is one of my favs so far!  What a team!

Oct 5, 2010

10mm sterling post earrings/opals/aquamarine

Aquamarine 5mm stones are the focal point of this small (10x10mm) pair of posts.  The silver has been textured with a riveting hammer and oxidized to look dark in contrast to the beautiful color of the stones. Posts and backings are of sterling as well

Opal 5mm cabs are the focal point of this 10x10mm pair of posts.  Again, I textured the silver behind the opals and oxidized them so the darkness of the silver would contrast with the fire in the opals.  All components are sterling silver.

Oct 4, 2010

Crystal,resin and silver earrings SOLD!

Fun with Purple and Green!

"Pretty as a Picture Jasper" pendent

You know how some days everything comes together just right?  Well, that happened in the studio a couple of days ago and this is what came of it.  We all know it doesn't occur often so when it does you have to relish the outcome, right?  I don't think I can part with this piece, at least not right away. 

Oct 2, 2010

Turquoise set in Sterling with double half round shank

  I chose to use another turquoise stone and set it as a ring.  I like the clean lines and kind of Deco
look this ring turned out to have.  I tend to like large amounts of color in my designs and therefore
this stone being on the bigger side, seemed to be a wonderful excuse to make a size for a man or woman wearing a size 11.5.  Very often I design and create pieces to fit my fingers or wrists, but this
piece would look wonderful on a larger hand.