Wild Child Art Gallery
Fine Art -Artists at work in the "Heart of Matlacha"
Original Fine Art & Jewelry- Voted Best Art Gallery in Matlacha
When I was growing up I was always making something and learned to knit from my Irish mother. My father was also from Northern Ireland and his career involved travelling to many countries, where, as a family where we were able to experience the cultures, people and diversities which only enhanced my creative process.
Starting while my two boys were young, I immersed myself into surface design and clothing. The vibrant original colors and textures made on clothing began my artistic journey. The only problem was that this process involved a washer, dryer and large tables to complete the surface designs. I decided it was time to change things and do something that was more portable.
Hence, my interest in fabricating jewelry. I learned quickly and earnestly and found that the texture process was not unsimilar to the surface design techniques. Managing to combine silver with gold application and mixing metals into my designs sparked with me. My individual designs are geometric, patina'd, manipulated and textured in such a way that they truly are a piece of wearable art.