The motto series is about paying homage to the great leaders and founders of the Arts & Crafts Movement. You'll find influences from the British A&C Movement, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco as well as the American A&C Movement. These mediums and textures of wood, mica, pigment, glass, metal, clay, leather, and textile have all played a role in shaping my artwork and how I see the world through it. I also enjoy writing and you'll find some of my own mottos in this series as well.
I am an Arts & Crafts revival artist. Through research, I look to those that came before me and I create as if I were working alongside them in the guilds and co-operative structures from the early 1900s. I find a kindship with the ideals and practices of this era, and the social struggles of the industrial revolution in many ways mirror today’s high-tech landscape. The determination to reconnect with craftsmanship, artistic skillset and each other in a fast-moving, need-it-now-world helps us to slow down and reshape our own creativity. This stillness has led me to a wellspring of inspiration.
The thumbnails show which paintings I have giclee prints available in. Original paintings are listed in the slideshow, and can be found in the shop.
Original artwork available for purchase is listed above in the slideshow. Above, the following paintings are available as giclee prints: