My design inspiration is the magnificent nature around me and I love to experiment with form, texture and asymmetrical designs. I work primarily with sterling, Argentium and fine silver and occasionally NuGold (jeweller’s bronze), copper and brass. Using techniques such as forging, fold-forming, fusion, casting and reticulation, alone or in combination, each necklace, bracelet, ring or earring is a unique sculptural piece of wearable art. Sometimes a piece is designed specifically to showcase a pearl, piece of amber or an unusual gem such as phantom or rutilated quartz.
I have a particular weakness for large baroque pearls and old amber nuggests.
Many of my most satisfying creations have been those designed in collaboration with clients who wanted to incorporate or transform a treasured heirloom into a contemporary piece of jewelry.
In addition to commissioned work, I am delighted to be represented by:
The Gallery at Matticks Farm,
Avenue Gallery in Oak Bay
Audain Art Museum in Whistler
Butchart Gardens Gallery,
Juried Art Shows:
Sooke Fine Art Show 2016, 2017, 2018
Sidney Fine Art Show 2016, 2017
Victoria Art Now Fine Art Show 2017
Painters Lodge Winter Wonderland Fine Art Show 2017