Growing up in England in the Swing’ 60’s exposed me the glamour of that era. At the beginning of the Millennium, I returned to college to pursue my passion for art and fiber. I attended class at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, and the University of Wisconsin Sheboygan.
My current work started when asked to create a baptismal banner for my church. I endeavored to paint the banner on silk. The project took many months of trial and error. The experience was so wonderful and addictive that it has spurned a cottage business venture, Gaelic Sands.
Painting and sharing art experiences, learning new techniques and teaching silk painting workshops are a crucial part of my world.
In January 2009, I trained as a docent at the John Michael Kohler Art Center, (JMKAC) in Sheboygan. I enjoy doing the docent workshops with children of all ages. The continuing training and education provided by JMKAC is unparalleled. This, plus joining a website based art group, surrounds me with enthusiastic art-centered people and provides me with drive and inspiration for my work.
Besides painting silk wall-hangings and canvases, I create art on silk scarves. The scarves can be found for sale at TLC in Sheboygan, and A Little Pizzazz in Cedarburg. I conduct silk painting workshops at the JMKAC . Call Gaelic Sands Studio at 920-693-2005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.