We are two people embarking on a grand adventure, and we would love for you to join us. We are taking the show on the road, so to speak. We have talked for several years about jumping off the treadmill. You know the one, earn money, to pay the bills, to earn more money to pay more bills. It goes around and around and doesn’t stop unless you take a leap of faith and JUMP. So we are packing it up, or selling it off, and moving into our 5th wheel. Our plan is to create our art while on the road, and do art shows and festivals throughout the year. Join us, as we tackle the job of downsizing our house, into a 33 ft 5th wheel. Find the space to work, eliminate the stress, and discover beautiful new places and people. At the end of the day, we are still artists, and this is a little bit about us. I have a great appreciation for Native American art and culture. I am inspired by the beauty and artistry, the peaceful way they lived, and their connection to mother earth. Everyday I strive to live my life in a way that exemplifies that ideal. I have spent a lifetime studying and learning about the Native American culture, admiring the use of art in their everyday lives, and the beauty and serenity it embraces. I taught myself how to bead several years ago, but never really did anything with it. Al and I met in 2006 and we started going to mountain man rendezvous. This reignited my passion for beadwork and leather work. I made myself a buckskin dress, bags, leggings the whole outfit. When we got married, we wanted to wear our mountain man clothes and I made a white buckskin wedding dress and moccasins.
I have been creating art most of my life. I have studied with, and been influenced by, artists from many different fields. Tapping into this knowledge and experience, has enabled me to create wonderful and unique works of art.
After years of sculpting wood, the natural progression was to draw on that knowledge and apply it to bronze work. The last few years I have concentrated more fully on sculpture, and have completed several pieces. I draw inspiration from nature, the people of the past, and my own life in the west.
The ability to express yourself through art is a gift, and should be shared with others. As an artist, I believe art should be not only visually pleasing, but should touch on the viewers emotions.