This handmade jewelry line is a collaborative effort. My husband, Steve, cuts the wooden bases, which then have to be beveled, sanded and varnished, and the metal ring screwed in. I transfer the image of one of my paintings onto the clay, cure it, put on the resin. The result are these amazing and unusual pieces of wearable art.
Working in styles both traditional and visionary, my primary theme is to
express the soul of Nature. I have been painting most of my life. Much of my inspiration comes from the beautiful
natural landscape of the west coast...the woods, the ocean,
the rolling hills, the native wildflowers and wildlife. Even the surreal
tree branches in the Zen series are often taken from the gnarled old
oak trees I see on my walks. Other inspirations include Rumi's poetry, ghosts and the paranormal, books, teapots (I am a
tea addict) and animals, especially cats. Please respect that my artwork is original and copyrighted.