About Me

I am dedicated to reducing waste and consumption by focusing on recovering, reclaiming, redesigning, repurposing and reusing the used, but not used up.  Renewed life is breathed into old, tired cast-offs by my contemporary approach to the ancient art of mosaics. Using salvaged finds from the flea market, yard sale, thrift store, and items once headed for the trash, and combining them with chipped or broken ceramics, glass, tile, mirrors, beads, buttons, found objects, paper, fabric, trim, and jewelry, I create trays, bowls, lazy susans, sundials, birdbaths, signs, address tiles, mirrors, tables, and larger-scale art pieces including musical instruments, human figures, shoes, purses, sunhats, dolls, decoys, shovels, hubcaps…anything can be a starting point for plain jane design mosaics…original, handcrafted, one-of-a-kind, fabulous and funky, functional and decorative, recycled art, design, furniture and accessories for the home and garden. Commissions most welcome.

what i've done

NoBo Artists
8×8 or smaller show
Arts and Crafts Gallery
Boulder, CO
August 2016

Elements of the Feminine
group exhibit celebrating found, recycled objects
Art Parts Bricolage Gallery
Boulder, CO
July, August  2016

Musical Conversations/Painted Sound
Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council exhibit
Oz Gallery
Thornton, CO
June, July 2016

Maker-in-Residence
Louisville Library Makerspace
Louisville, CO
June 2016

Art of the Mind
juried exhibit promoting awareness of mental health (piece sold)
40 West Arts
Lakewood, CO
May 2016

Mosaic Mastery
Colorado Mosaic Artists group show
R2 Studio & Gallery
Denver, CO
April 2016

EcoCreations 7
juried exhibit of art made from recycled materials and found objects
Arts Longmont Gallery
Longmont, CO
March, April 2016

Western Stars Gallery & Studio
exhibiting artist
Lyons, Colorado
2016

commissioned custom powder room back splash
Monsey Donoho residence
Boulder, Colorado
January 2016

Shades of Red
NoBo Art District annual group show
First Congregational Church
Boulder, Colorado
February, March 2016

Dark Heart
juried exhibit celebrating the dark side of love
3 pieces accepted
Kanon Collective
Denver, Colorado
February 2016

Amorcito Corazon
open exhibit celebrating hearts and love
CHAC Chicano Humanities and Arts Council
Denver, Colorado
February 2016

Colors of Humanity Art Gallery
juried online Red show
2 pieces accepted
Colors of Humanity Art Gallery website
February 2016

Lakewood Arts Council Pop Up Art Show and Sale
invited 40 West artist
Peeble’s Prosthetics
Lakewood, Colorado
December 2015

Black & White & Metal
juried exhibit celebrating a monochromatic palette
2 pieces accepted
40 West Arts
Lakewood, Colorado
December 2015

Bibelot Show
juried exhibit celebrating small works
Kanon Collective
Denver, Colorado
November 2015

Denver Youth Artists Orchestra
12th Annual Painted Violin
traveling charity exhibit and auction
Denver, Colorado
fall, winter 2015, 2016

Assemblage
Colorado Mosaic Artists group show
PACE Art Galleries
Parker, Colorado
September-November 2015

Lit from Within
lighted art exhibit
in conjunction with 3rd annual
Lafayette Lantern Walk
East Simpson Coffee Company
Lafayette, Colorado
September, October 2015

Commissioned Mosaic Bench
City of Lakewood Beautiful Bench project
Green Mountain Recreation Center
Lakewood, Colorado
summer 2015

Guitar Town Art and Music Festival
charity guitar art exhibit and auction for Music Cares
Denver, Copper Mountain, Colorado
summer 2015

Pieced Together
NoBo Art District  3 person show
First Congregational Church
Boulder, Colorado
summer 2015

Wonders of Nature
4th annual INSPIRE show juried exhibit celebrating the natural world
40 West Arts
Lakewood, Colorado
June, July 2015

EcoCreations 6
juried exhibit of art made from recycled materials and found objects
2 pieces accepted
Muse Gallery
Longmont, Colorado
Boulder Weekly article
March, April 2015

Bits & Pieces
Colorado Mosaic Artists group show
Westminster City Hall
Westminster, Colorado
March, April 2015

NoBo Art District annual RED group show
First Congregational Church
Boulder, Colorado
February, March 2015

Artists Association of Northern Colorado
juried online art competition and exhibit
Artist Association website
December 2014, honorable mention award

3DArt Takes Miami
live and online art show
SCOPE Art Miami
Miami Beach, Florida
December 2014

Colorado Mosaic Artists group show
Belmar Library
Lakewood, Colorado
December 2014

Colorado Mosaic Artists group show
Hamilton Gallery
Children’s Hospital
Aurora, Colorado
November, December 2014

Colorado Mosaic Artists
“Bubble Hunt” group mural installation
Children’s Hospital
Aurora, Colorado
November 2014

Farm to Table
juried exhibit
40 West Arts
Lakewood, Colorado
October, November 2014, honorable mention award

Colorado Mosaic Artists group show
Broomfield Auditorium gallery
Broomfield, Colorado
September 2014

Metropolis
juried exhibit celebrating all things urban
Kanon Collective
Denver, Colorado
August 2014, honorable mention award

Bloomin’ Arts
community art garden planter exhibit
Twenty Ninth Street mall
Boulder, Colorado
summer 2014

Guitar Town Art and Music Festival
charity guitar art exhibit and auction for Music Cares
Denver and Copper Mountain, Colorado
summer 2014

NoBo First Friday
exhibiting artist
Studio 1510
Boulder, Colorado
August 2014

Reclamation: Artists Modifying Debris
12th annual juried sculpture exhibit
Lakewood Cultural Center
Lakewood, Colorado
June, July, August 2014

Solo Mosaic Show
Lafayette Library
Lafayette, Colorado
June, July 2014

Rolling Route 40: The Hubcap Art Show
40 West Arts
Lakewood, Colorado
June 2014, award of excellence

South Westminster Arts Group
Re Show
juried exhibit of reclaimed and recycled artwork
Rodeo Market Gallery
Westminster, Colorado
April 2014

Boulder Arts Week
ReSource exhibit of art with recycled materials
Boulder, Colorado
March, April 2014

EcoCreations 5
juried exhibit of art made from recycled materials and found objects
Muse Gallery
Longmont, Colorado
March, April 2014

RED, ROUGE, ROJO
NoBo Art District Group Exhibition
First Congregational Church
Boulder, Colorado
February, March 2014

NoBo Art District First Friday
guest artist
In Season Local Market
Boulder, Colorado
December 2013

Cutting Edges
Rocky Mountain Regional Mosaic Exhibit
juried fine art mosaics
Lakewood Cultural Center
Lakewood, Colorado
fall 2013

Open Space and Mountain Parks
Art Inspired by the Land
Boulder Public Library
Boulder, Colorado
summer 2013

Solo Mosaic Show
Dazzle Jazz and Supper Club
Denver, Colorado
March 2013

Feast of Mysteries: Group Art Show
Soul Tree Studio
Lafayette, Colorado
fall 2012

Copper Mountain Guitar Town Music Festival
guitar art exhibit and auction for VH1’s Music Cares
Denver and Copper Mountain, Colorado
summer 2013, summer 2012

Bold Doors community wide sustainable art exhibit and auction
Boulder, Colorado
summer 2012

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA)
Open Wall community exhibit and silent auction
Boulder, Colorado
2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

DEUS Rescue
design and create multiple individualized sets of
custom made, color coded, fitted storage bags with velcro closures
for freestanding anchor kit building evacuation system
Boulder, Colorado
fall 2011

Kaleidoscope: New Artists Juried Group Show
at First Congregational Church
Boulder, Colorado
summer 2011

Mile High Music Festival
exhibit art guitars for Intents Atmospheres
Denver, Colorado
summer 2010

Lafayette Juried Community Art Show
Lafayette, Colorado
spring 2013  2nd place mixed media
spring 2009, 2008, 2007

Flatirons Habitat for Humanity art birdhouse silent auction
Broomfield, Colorado
fall 2008

You Want What? Productions
stagecraft/production artist
Elitch’s cirque show; DNC National Convention
Denver, Colorado
summer 2008, 2007

Macy’s visual display artist, designer, merchandiser
Front Range Macy’s furniture stores
2008, 2007, 2006

One Lafayette Chairity art chair exhibit and auction
Lafayette, Colorado
summer 2007, spring 2006

Lafayette Public Library redesign of cafe, gallery, bookstore space
Lafayette, Colorado
fall 2006

Attention Homes Sneakers and Stiletto Ball art silent auction
Boulder, Colorado
spring 2006

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) Chairity Event art chair auction
Boulder, Colorado
summer 2005

Boulder Community Aids Project (BCAP) art auction
Boulder, Colorado
spring 2005, 2003, 2001

featured in Boulder Daily Camera Portraits section article
From Funky to Fine by Sandra Fish
Boulder, Colorado
winter 2003

what i do

custom art mosaics

–home and garden art and accessories
using reclaimed, upcycled materials:
signs, address tiles, back-splashes,
trays, bowls, lazy susans, tables,
birdbaths, stepping stones, musical instruments…

–member Colorado Mosaic Artists (Secretary/Treasurer 2016, 2017)
–member NoBo Art District Artists Group
–member Boulder Artists Association

interior design and redesign services

–space planning, furniture layout
and paint, fabric, flooring, lighting
and color consultation

–visual display and merchandising
for art, photography, accessories,
books and shelving

–repurposed furniture design and renovation

–kitchen updates and surface redesigns

sewing and fabrics

–reupholstery, ottomans, pillows,
window treatments, table linens

–reclaimed designer fabric purses,
pouches, totes, and bags for phones,
ipods, eyeglasses, cameras, yoga mats