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Ever since a very early age, I have liked to create and discover the wonders of playing with materials. Being an artist became a way of life while every little mundane thing was absorbed and an inspiration. The change of seasons, the shape of a slice of bread, and the rhythm of a catís stealthy crawl; these are just a handful of things that inspire me. My many travels have had a big impact on my work and the urge to use plenty of colors. Humor in my art is often used as a reminder of our temporary place in the universe.
Trained as a painter, one can see the color sense in my mixed media and sterling jewelry. Studying both art and silver smithing, I combine my metal smith techniques with paint and recycled objects to make jewelry.
The jewelry I create is crafted from a bezel made from silver, while inside, a little collage tells a story. A layer of clear resin is poured on top and smoothed to enhance and protect the piece.
Most customers like to think my jewelry is happy and joyful, and so Happy Art is the name of the studio.
Mon - Sat: 10-6