Las Vegas, Nevada
My ultimate passion is making ordinary photographs into Fabric Art Quilts. This is my 5th year of working with fused batiks and hand dyed fabrics. This process started more than 10 years ago with making Watercolor or Color wash floral quilts and wall hangings. A few years later, I began making Mosaic Photo Quilts from ordinary photographs for family members as gifts. Now, the Art that I am creating is actually smoothing out the edges of the mosaic tiled pieces and making gently curved shapes for a more realistic image.
Normally, I begin with a black and white photograph and select my fabrics to add the color as shades or values to make the image. The lighter colors are whites of eyes and darkest are shadows of hair or maybe pupils of the eyes. I prefer to use colors that are vibrant and unexpected, even though I have made a few with real skin or true colors.
A few of the pieces are only strips of fabric, such as the Mannequin and the Golden Lab. This process can be done in a weekend. Most of the other pieces are for purchase or I will even create personal images from your photographs! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and enter in subject line: My Photo Art.
Creating these pieces is so therapeutic and soothing for my soul. I hope that I have shown the passion and calmness in my Art to you, that I feel as I create each piece. If so, I have achieved my goal. I appreciate your visit and hope you visit often while I continue to create.
I thank all of the Fine Artists that have accepted my friendship here on this site, as well as my other affiliations. I am honored and proud to be associated with all of you.
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