My Artist Journey
I've been answering the creative call all of my life.
Growing up on an organic farm with no TV left more than enough time to exercise a vivid imagination. Southern Wisconsin’s driftless area is magnificent, but I had to stretch my creative wings. My first taste of fine art training was at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Through scholarships and working part time, I was able to study fine art for a while. I moved back home intending to experience life a little more before I defined my career. I spent most my twenties working in sales.
The overwhelming desire to create led me back to design, and I earned a degree in graphic design and marketing. After a very successful career in graphic design and marketing, my husband and I started our family. We have two wonderful children, with whom I spend as much time with as possible, learning and playing amid the natural beauty of northern Wisconsin.
I am an Assemblage artist.
What is Assemblage?
Assemblage is an artistic form or medium usually created on a defined substrate that consists of three-dimensional elements projecting out of or from the substrate. It is similar to collage, a two-dimensional medium. It is part of the visual arts, and it typically uses found objects but is not limited to these materials.
My art is created in my home studio. I spend my art life piecing together objects that feel right together. I find composing a piece of art with found objects a unique way to create something beautiful and full of mystery.
Graphic Design, Marketing, Consulting, Art Workshops, Community-Building