About Me

I think everyone is born with an inherent urge to create. Whether that be with pen and paper, sundries from your pantry, or drills, saws, and the fall harvest, we all have the compulsion to make our visions come to life. I have a myriad of interests: drawing, painting, photography, baking, and cake design along with an obsession with gourd art! What a intriguing natural wonder to work with and so many things you can do to them - paint them, dye them, cut them, burn them, and the list goes on. I've collaborated and learned from fellow gourd artisans across the country and continue to explore the possibilities of what can be done with them. They are limitless when you let your imagination run free.

Affliations

Show-Me Gourd Society
New York State Gourd Society Board Member
New York State Gourd Society Director – 2016-18
Pennsylvania Gourd Society Member
Show-Me Gourd Society Member
Show-Me Gourd Society Board Member
Show-Me Gourd Society Board Director - 2019
American Gourd Society Member
Two Rivers Photography Club Member

Experience

New York State Gourd Society Workshop Instructor
December 2017 Brooktondale NY

New York State Gourd Society Workshop Instructor
March 2018 Binghamton NY

Features and awards

Show-Me Gourd Art Festival 2019

First Place (Advanced) Fantasy Creature: Dreamwalker
First Place (Advanced) Lamp: Into the Forest
First Place (Advanced) Colored Pencil: Sunflowers
First Place (Advanced) Wearable: Morning Dew Clematis
Second Place (Advanced) Carved & Cut Combo: Sassafras #3
Second Place (Advanced) Sculpture: Silent Swoop
Second Place (Advanced) Spirit Figure: Sunflower Goddess

Pennsylvania Gourd Gathering 2018

First Place and Best of Division (Intermediate) Sculpture: Silent Swoop
First Place (Intermediate) Mixed Media: Mr. Sonny and the Prickly Pear
First Place (Intermediate) Filigree: Honey Locust lamp

American Gourd Society Spring 2018 edition

Featured Artist on AmericanGourdSociety.org

American Gourd Society Winter 2017 edition

First Place Gourd Crafting Contest Gourd sculpture: Silent Swoop

American Gourd Society Summer 2017 edition

Third Place Crafting Contest Gourd Masks: Dreamwalker

Two Rivers Photography Club

Second Place End of Year Gallerie Award 2017: Who Me?
Second Place End of Year Gallerie Award 2018: Contemplation

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Contact me:

You can reach me at organicvisualarts@gmail.com

Check out my other work

Please take a look at my galleries for gourds, cakes, photography, paintings and drawings