Simple + unexpected shapes.
Patinas + mixed metals.
Precious + semi-precious gemstones.
2 PATRON'S CHOICE - 2013 - Apollo Beach Festival of Art , FL.
JUDGE'S CHOICE AWARD - 2012 - Uptown Art Expo, Orlando, FL.
3rd PLACE JEWELRY - 2012 - Art Fiesta, New Smyrna Beach, FL.
1st PLACE IN SHOW - 2015 - Cape Canaveral Spring Art Fair, FL.
HONORABLE MENTION - 2013 - Art on the Green, Wellington, FL.
PATRON'S CHOICE - 2013 - Palm Harbour Art Festival, FL.
PATRON'S CHOICE - 2014 - Deland Fall Festival, FL.
3rd PLACE IN SHOW - 2015 - Brooksville Art Fest, FL.
HONORABLE MENTION - 2014 - Art Fiesta, New Smyrna Beach, FL.
My medium of choice is metal. It’s just there on my workbench being hard, stiff and plain. With just a little encouragement from the torch I can bend and form it into something special.
I’m inspired by shape. Shapes and geometric patterns can be found in all of reality; art, nature, food, architecture, our world and Universe.
I work mostly with sterling silver, copper, brass and often mix metals for contrast and effect. I enjoy experimenting with various techniques; acids to create turquoise patinas on brass, extreme heat to create earthy orange and red patinas on copper, and a frosty white forms on sterling silver by bringing the pure silver to the surface.
Sometimes the metal calls for those special beauties, gemstones. A gift hidden in the dark, private womb of Mother Earth. Each with its own unique color and pattern just waiting for discovery and light to reveal its magnificence.
Selected pieces are shown here.
Oct 28/29 ~ Fall Craft and Antique Show, Mt Dora, FL