I have a new shop and studio in downtown Bellingham, WA that I co-own with jewelry designer Allison Potts! Established in March 2018 , Brazen Shop + Studio is a thoughtfully curated shop and studio featuring local handmade goods, jewelry, natural body products, and fine art from 16 local makers and artists. We have tiny studio on premise for small scale work and collaboration.
Offering unique handmade gifts made right here in Northwest Washington by talented women artists.
Happy Chap Creative
11am-6pm on Nov 25, Dec 16, and Dec 23
1215 Cornwall Ave Ste 101 Bellingham, WA 98225.
Bellingham Folk School -Group Exhibition and Pop-Up Shop
Nov 3rd - Dec 31st 2017
BELLINGHAM FOLK SCHOOL
1208 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
COASTAL DREAMING AND SELECT WATER PRINTS
JUNE 23- Now Extended to October 31st
SAKU TEA SHOP
833 N State St, Bellingham, WA 9822
THE DESERT EXPANSE:
AN ILLUSTRATED ACCOUNT OF JOSHUA TREE INHABITANTS, OTHERWORLDLY GEOLOGY, MAGICAL GEOMAGNETIC MYSTERIES, AND THE UNKNOWN SKIES ABOVE
APRIL 22ND- MAY 31, 2017
NOVATO SHOP AND STUDIO
121 W Chestnut St, Bellingham, WA 98225
THE HAPPY PLACE- HAPPY CHAP CREATIVE CO
Rotating art selections on display
1215 Cornwall Ave #101, Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 818-4325 (CALL FOR GALLERY HOURS)
FEBRUARY 2017 BELLINGHAM DOWNTOWN ARTWALK: SOLO SHOWING
BAYOU ON BAY , BELLINGHAM WA
FEBRUARY 2017 BELLINGHAM DOWNTOWN ARTWALK
HEARTS SHOW: GROUP SHOW
NOVATO SHOP AND STUDIO
SMITH AND VALLEE GALLERY
Migrating from the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest for me was the biggest catalyst for growth as an artist. The energy of this new experience of living between the might and mystery of the sea and mountains has left an indelible imprint on me. A renewed sense of wonder and love of wildness are gifts of this is experience I hold most dearly. Many of my subjects are sea life, flora, and fauna portrayed as reimagined accounts and impressions of a new world.
I love to share stories of personal interaction and observations of nature and its inhabitants through visual art. Use of natural materials is an integral part of the narrative. I work mainly with scrap wood from local wood shops, and use both gouache painting and wood burning techniques to create these landscapes. I rely on the unique wood grain of each wood piece to compose my subject matter, and often find the images in the grain itself. I continue to seek ways to push my work forward by experimenting with other natural materials such as floating inks, fabrics, embroidery, and dyes to find an even stronger partnership with nature and art.
I lived in the southwest suburbs of Chicago for over 30 years before moving to the Pacific Northwest. I currently reside in beautiful city of Bellingham with my husband Adam and our dog Smokey. Much of my work is derived from our continuing exploration of Washington and the coast. Thanks to the supportive creative community of Bellingham and partnerships with local businesses and artists, I am able to share my stories and art with you.