My love and appreciation of nature is my inspiration as an artist. My designs are derived from the simplicity of nature and the world that surrounds us each day while I take liberties of putting a contemporary twist on each piece. My hopes are that each individual can appreciate my love and compassion I put into each piece of jewelry I create.
I grew up in Minnesota enjoying the outdoors, moving out west as a young adult. I lived in Wyoming, Montana and Utah enjoying the beauty of the mountains and lakes - continuing to nurture my love and appreciation of the world surrounding us. I moved from Utah to Kansas and now have my studio in Gardner, Kansas where I call home.
I have always been a creative soul winning awards at a young age in county fairs for my creations. Having always had a passion for silver I chose to pursue the study of precious metals. I studied under award wining jewelry designer and Master Metal-smith Genevieve Flynn learning the techniques of silversmithing. I had the opportunity to learn a variety of techniques including anti-clasticraising and synclastic sinking. I have had instruction in Anodizing Reactive Metals from Bill Seeley; Torch Fired Enamels from Anne Havel. I have studied the art of chasing and repousse' art form under the Italian Master Fabrizio Acquafresca.
I have participated in numerous art shows
I hope you enjoy your selection as much as I enjoyed creating it!