Welcome to my online studio. I am a collage painter and character artist. My paintings, drawings and assemblage are varied in medium and subject, but still point to one of my favorite subjects: the art of the story.
Everyone has a story. Hearing others' stories, whether they are told through art, film or the written word, can entertain, encourage and heal. Children's books give me a chance to help kids' imaginations soar, and act out their own stories in foreign lands with vibrant characters. My sketch paintings for my India children's book show jewel-toned India as the backdrop for my little girl character, who goes on adventures in search of freedom for her impoverished family.
I feature my paintings, inspired by India's rich colors and shimmering clothes. They are curious mashups of tile mastik textures, typography, found objects and paper scrap, all assembled around even curiouser characters who inhabit worlds of love, joy, God, art, coffee, and other favorite things.
Because my art takes on different media, my shop is decorated with Studio Sparkles, my jewelry line. The pendants are a combination of rich original mini-paintings set behind glass cabachon tiles, and shimmering polymer clay set with crystalline jewels. In all, it is a celebration of color: the literal rich color of pigment and sparkle, and the colorful range of personalities we've met—or look forward to meeting.
Check out my narratives and blogs that go with the art and its process...I'm constantly adding fun things and adventures!
So, pour a coffee, chill and enjoy!