I started refinishing antiques when I was 12. I love items that have had a previous life- the knicks, peeled paint, and wear and tear is what catches my eye and imagination. In my early teens I started carving folk art birds, weather vanes etc, some of which ended up in art galleries and some even at the American Folk Art Museum in Manhattan. With an empty nest in later years, I found myself with more time and ways to be creative. I now mostly enjoy making art with what I have - found objects, leftover wood from house projects or bits found at yard sales. I let the materials speak to me and find my subjects end up all over the map from boats to birds to whirligigs and more. I’m at my happiest and most creative breathing new life into old materials- I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoy making them.
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