I have always been fascinated with the way people interact, whether it is in conversation or the environment they are in.  For instance, an example might be, going to a party, and there are certain people who are easy to talk to and others that the conversations is difficult; it is these types of interactions that I investigate in my work.  Can you predetermine what you are going to do in any situation?  Can you have the answers without knowing what the questions is?  My work investigates these interations.  All my artworks are handmade pieces of art. My paintings are handmade paints on canvas. While studying in Italy, I learned to make paints and all paintings are made with either crushed pastels or pigments mixed with egg yolks to make egg tempera. I find my inspiration for making art comes from my daily interaction with people and places I go.  I begin my work by laying out color, shapes, lines, and forms without a predetermined idea.  I step back and react to what I see, bring out shapes, and forms and reacting to what I see on the canvas.  Throughout my artistic development, you can see reoccurring themes with the use of shapes and colors.  All my works have a hint of landscape or portraits related to the world we live.  My drawings are pastels on canvas or paper, mostly large-scale. The sculptures are started by throwing a vessel on the potter’s wheel and then turning the piece over and hand building using the vessel as a base. By creating these sculptures with clay and using the potter’s wheel, I am investigating the idea of functional vs. non-functional art, as well as, nature vs. manufactured by the incorporation of wheel throwing, hand building, and glazing techniques.

4 responses

  1. judy jones

    Where are the pieces displayed for viewing and sale? Are they featured in a local (Chattanooga) gallery?

    February 23, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    • I am currently working on a new series of works. I was being shown at Tanner Hill Gallery, and once I get the new series finished I will be look to exhibit somewhere local. I am now looking at Galleries in Nashville and Atlanta. If you would like to come by my studio here in Chattanooga, I would be happy to show you and sell my artwork from my studio.

      February 24, 2014 at 8:18 am

      • judy jones

        I may be interested in the “vase” Ceramics 1 001: Golden Yellow. Can you quote a price on this piece as well as height?

        February 24, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      • The piece you are interested in has been sold. I have not had time to update my website with new works, yet. I would be happy to send you some pictures of the works available. The piece you were referring to the ceramic sculpture with yellow glaze is about 24″ high and that one sold for @795.00.

        February 25, 2014 at 3:31 pm

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