For more than ten years I have been making jewelry using a variety of gemstones, metals, glass and other materials. I enjoy playing with color and creating affordable, wearable art.
I earned a B.A. in Art Education at Brooklyn College, an M.A.T. in Art Education at The University of Massachusetts and an M.F.A. in Printmaking and Photography at The George Washington University and continue to draw, paint and pursue photography. I have taught art on the college level and in grades K - 12.
I love creating jewelry as it gives me the chance to design 3D art. Using a variety of materials affords me the opportunity to combine textures and colors. All of the necklaces are one of a kind pieces and come with a pair of earrings with sterling silver findings which is included in the price. Clasps, hooks earring findings are made with sterling silver.
At age seven I was gifted a Brownie camera and began taking photographs which I still pursue but use a digital camera. At age 11, I studied oil painting with Naomi Fink. As a realist oil painter she mostly copied art work of the Master Painters. It was hard to tell the difference between the originals and her work. I was given copies of paintings to copy which enhanced my technical skills but did not encourage creativity. In J.H.S., my art teacher encouraged me to continue studying art and told me I had a lot of potential. I continued my art studies in High School and studied watercolor, oil and acrylic painting, printmaking and advertising design where creativity was encouraged. As an undergraduate at Brooklyn College I took a wide variety of classes but chose Painting, Drawing and Photography as my majors and in 1971 received a B.A. in Art Education. I spent many hours in the darkroom printing my images taken with a Yashika Mat camera. I received a M.A.T. in Art Education at the University of Massachusetts in 1973 where I studied Painting and Printmaking. In 1979 I received an M.F.A. in Printmaking and Photography from The George Washington University, Having taught art for many years I retired in 2013 and returned to pursuing painting and photography. I studied with Howard Watson a renowned watercolor painter in Philadelphia and currently take classes with Marcia Weikert a former colleague and multi talented artist. My subject matter includes nature, landscapes, cityscapes, portraits which are realistic in style. I always have my camera available to capture photos of the world around me. I found two farms in Bucks county one in disrepair and the other that belonged to Ranouph Bye a renowned Bucks County watercolorist.
Glicee copies of my paintings are for sale. Cost for a 16 " X 20" color print is $150.00. Contact me for prices for other standard sizes of glicee prints and my photographs. Jewelry prices are on my site. If you are interested in photos or paintings of your house or pet, custom jewelry or hosting a jewelry party please contact me.
P.O.B. 142 Oreland, PA. 19075