The Member Gallery is an alphabetical listing by last name. Click on a picture and it will activate a slideshow of work. Each listing shows an example of the artist's work, their website link, and a short artist statement. If an artist is open during certain hours during the year, it will be noted as OPEN365.Click on their website link to make an appointment.
I am a synesthete which means the senses become mixed and intertwined in my mind. Sounds appear in colors; numbers sing songs and frequencies dance in my head.
My art is a blending of sounds, science, and nature, and it is driven by curiosity and the possibilities of what materials can do, especially when combined in unusual ways.
I explore concepts like time travel, physics, dreams and symbols.
A kind of crazy mixed-up world of science and fantasy. OPEN365.
FAVORITE PLACES: The Santa Fe Rail Trail
I’m a jewelry designer, a metalsmith and a graduate gemologist. In creating handmade jewelry you are essentially making wearable art. One could say that jewelry is small sculpture, but I think of metal as my canvas and gemstones as my palette. My inspiration comes primarily from classic ancient jewelry styles, many of which are timeless. Color, texture and light interact and evoke emotions in a harmonious, thoughtful design. Using only recycled and fair trade metals, I love to play with various textures of gold and silver and accent designs with patina. I also like to mix different gemstone cuts and colors for a bold look. As a gemologist every gemstone is precious and I prefer working with unusual pearls and stones with natural organic shapes.
My work has been published in Wedding Magazine and exhibited at museum shops such as the Oriental Institute in Chicago, at the Santa Fe Opera Shop, and in various galleries in the Midwest and the City of Santa Fe. I have lectured on gemstone identification, jewelry as art and on the history of adornment. My clients are local, regional and international. OPEN365.
FAVORITE PLACES: cycling on the SF River Trail, snowshoeing in the mountains, breakfast at Mille
There are two observations I hear a lot about my work: Your work is so varied. Your prices are so low. My response to each is as follows: There are so many artists who do the same motif and style over and over. I admire their tenacity. But I want to do it all and get bored with repetition. New challenges are constantly presenting themselves, in terms of new media, new approaches, and new influences. I enjoy working on a theme, as the books of my series attest, but I am most inspired by a fresh approach.
My prices are affordable because nothing pleases me more than knowing that someone saw, appreciated enough to buy and wanted to live with or gift a piece.
My work is usually representational. I am drawn to the figure and to studies from nature. My years in the stained glass studio may be evident in the hard edged forms and the simplification of shades. Similarly, my water color paintings often include some sort of window. During the pandemic, I had been working in papercuts. I find that clean, well defined compositions were comforting at this stressful time.
Making art has always been the thread through my life, connecting all I do and much of what I wish to preserve from my visual experiences. I feel blessed to be able to do so.
My art is a reflection of my interaction with the visual world, and the deep emotional connection I have to it.
The sculptures are inspired by my love and deference for nature and my intuitive connection to past cultures.
My current work straddles a conversation between geometry and fluidity. My pieces are an exploration of multidimensional shape, color and surface. It speaks of graphic fragmentation, reassembly and balance redefined.
The abstract shapes and painted surfaces are influenced by my music background. Pattern and form are rhythm, palette is harmony, lines and shapes are lyrical. It's all about listening to what I see.
FAVORITE PLACES: India House