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.

Apr 15, 2011

"Three", encaustic painting

I'm still working on this piece. It's 18x24 and as you can see its an image with two borders. I began on paper and then mounted it to a masonite panel. The goslings are a transfer from one of Bruce's photos he took last year in Summerville at the Traditions where he took pictures of the eggs, the eggs hatching and the goslings under mama's wing and photographed them until they were of a good size and swimming on their own.
I'm thinking of altering the line of weeds in the forground so they are less straight and making the background either darker or more faded. The layering process and the fusing of each layer produces many unexpected results which then brings a whole new set of both positive and negative surprises. I love encaustics however I'm beginning to feel that there's not enough time in this lifetime to explore and master all the possibilities it presents.

5x5 Red Squirrel encaustic painting on cradled wood

Second attempt at painting with wax.
The texture on this piece is very pronounced. I'm enjoying the feel of the surface but physically and visually.

Reworked encaustic painting 6x11

I reworked this painting. The head of the fox was strange and after stepping back from it and getting some critique from friends I think I was able to save this little piece.

Apr 10, 2011

Dancing guy earrings Sterling and hematite

These are my "signature" earrings and I've sold many many pair of them. No two pair will ever look alike but they will always be dancing!!!

Marble Ring set in Sterling....no two will be the same...color requests considered


Three Fun "Dancing Girl" Pins

Dancing Girl Pins!!!! Sterling Silver, Bronze, Copper, Rose Quartz, Goldstone, Hematite