I was introduced to painting on silk in 2004. The moment my brush touched the fabric I was hooked.
I have attended classes with some of the finest silk artists in the U.S. including Suzanne Punch, Liena Dieck and Natasha Foucault. I've incorporated a variety of techniques and processes when working with the silk so you will see different effects from one piece to the next.
Every silk article is a unique creation. I hand paint each piece in the hill country outside Austin Texas, using natural light and nature as my inspiration. This allows me to achieve the richness in color that my work is known for. My colors are influenced by the 4 seasons of beautiful Western New York where I was raised and return to as often as I can, and by the rolling hills of Central Texas.
Many of my silk pieces include inspirational words, some are subliminally written into the background, while others are intended to be worn as a statement with powerful energy. I believe we live our intentions and these words remind us consciously and subconsciously to do just that. Some of the more popular words include:
Peace, Love, Faith, Serenity, Abundance, Gratitude, Prosperity, Serendipity, Beautiful
I also create pieces with your favorite phrase or quote, the options are unlimited.