Tag Archives: papier colle

a blast of color :: pairing art and interior

{the image via habitually chic, from a thomasville showroom} Of course, I added one of my paintings to give the room a much needed lift.


This lovely piece is looking for a home, it’s still on the easel but should be read by next week. For more information contact Nadine below.


crazy busy :: creating

Over the last week I have been working late hours preparing for upcoming shows. Here’s a sneak peek of the new work available.  Don’t forget to stop by at the Commonwheel Art Festival in Manitou Springs this Labor Day weekend. Saturday through Monday, 10-5.

I have been working on a variety of different subject matter, here is a sampling of my black bird series.

Birds of a Feather, 19″ finished, framed. This piece is actually a mock-up of a larger piece I’m creating for a client. I occasionally work out imagery in a smaller scale before producing larger pieces on birch canvases which are resined rather than framed.  This piece actually was prematurely photographed, last minute I added more rhododendron to the upper edge of the piece. I’m thinking of keeping this piece for my own collection. We’ll see.

Crows in Blue, 19″ finished, framed. Papier Collé and Oil. I have been having a ball with these two black birds. They have captured my interest for months.

Black bird belt buckle. Resined for long lasting wear.

This octopus is from one of my latest pieces. Resined for a long lasting wear.

This belt buckle is from the same artwork as the octopus above. All belt buckles fit on a 1 and a 1/2 inch strap of which I carry in my online shop.

Coral and maps, what a fab combination.

The above buckles are available at my show in Manitou Springs, Colorado. I’ll have a hundred or so designs to choose from!

in the studio :: a portrait of a Bavarian woman


Having lived in Bavaria for several years, this portrait of a woman from Southern Germany (ca. 1520 -1525) has captivated me. I’m excited to be including her in my next papier collé.

> For years I have wanted to incorporate gold leaf in one of my pieces, I believe now is the time. stay tuned.



We love the deep shades of plum and aubergine.

These items were pulled together by Casey at the Baxter Design Group.

  1. Velvet bench in deep aubergine, trimmed with antique brass nail heads. Available through Neiman Marcus.
  2. Vintage Murano lamps in rare purple Venetian glass, by Swank Lighting.
  3. Decorative throw pillows by Thomas Paul:  Swallows, in plum; Broderie, in beet; and Flock, in plum.
  4. Amethyst Glass Blob Lamp by Porto Romano.
  5. Spanish recycled glass vases in deep purple. Reiner Vases available at ZGallerie.

Shades of bright aubergine enhance this papier collé belt buckle. {via}