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“Designer and metalsmith working in sintered steel, vitreous enamels, gemstones, silver and gold. Jewelry with an edgy rustic, industrial feel.”

About Me

I am a West Michigan artist that derives my inspiration from the seemingly widely divergent sources of industrial decay and color. Crumbling concrete, peeling paint and rusting metals all appeal to me. Juxtaposed with the bright colors of an abstract painting or the vivid aquas of Northern Michigan lakes. I work in sintered steel and vitreous enamels contrasted with gemstones in silver and gold. I originally attended Art school but then went in to have a 30 year career as an Oral Surgeon. One of the first women to practice this specialty in my state. I have been producing and selling my jewelry for the last 7 years but after recently retiring from my surgical career I now am a full time artist. My work can be purchased on my website, fine art fairs and galleries.

Examples of My Work

Fun Facts

Farmer: Sort of, I have chickens and horses.
Mother: to 3 grown children, Grandmother to one spectacular baby.
Face Fixer: 30 year career fixing faces.
Animal Trainer: to 2 poorly trained German Shepherd studio assistants.
Camper: Love traveling with my Airstream trailer.

More About Me

What other non-artist jobs have you had?

I was a bartender, in college then an Oral Surgeon for 30 years.

Which artist (famous or not) has influenced you the most and how?

My good friend and mentor. She’s a jewelry artist I met at a continuing education class in enameling. My husband jokes that meeting was the beginning of the end of my Oral Surgery Career!

What inspires you?

Color and texture inspire me. Especially urban landscapes, textiles and abstract paintings!