Artist's Statement

I create mixed media collages because they illuminate the beauty in everyday objects and offer a different way of looking at what we might not notice.  I like to magnify a detail. The background of a vintage postage stamp might define the color scheme of a collage, or perhaps it is the texture in currency that inspires a piece. All of my work is on a small scale, and most of my work manifests as greeting cards, making it accessible and intended to be shared with others.  

 

I like playing with proportions and combining several patterns with related elements into a cohesive piece. Currently, postage stamps, coins  and vintage books inspire me. I love old music, maps and nautical charts. Paper has long been my favorite medium. I have been making greeting cards (and other things) since I was a child. My deckle edged ruler is my favorite tool-- every piece of paper in every collage is altered by hand. I try to create something every day.

 

 

Artist's Bio

I am a paper artist who specializes in mixed media assemblage, primarily greeting cards, gift bags and altered journals. Born in Brooklyn, New York, I grew up in Connecticut, where I first began making things. After graduating Colby College with a degree in Classics and Anthropology, I worked at the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine, then as an executive recruiter in California for healthcare and technology companies for the next decade. In 2005, I returned to Maine and began to take my hobby more seriously. By 2009, I launched Elizabeth's Ephemera and was selling greeting cards and other paper crafts at juried shows and local stores.

 
I am a member of the Society of Southern Maine Craftsmen, Exeter Fine Crafts, Yarmouth Arts, Maine Artisans Co-Op, Boothbay Harbor Co-Op, and Pemaquid Craft Co-Op. My creations are available at galleries, stores and juried shows in Maine and New Hampshire. I also sell directly to customers online.

 

Shows and Exhibits

 

The Nature of Craft                                                 Sept. 2019
Gilsland Farm, Audubon, Falmouth, Maine

 

"Misunderstood Animals"                                          July 2019 - Oct. 2019
Frontier, Brunswick, Maine

 

Designing Women, Fine Art & Craft
Ocean Avenue School, Portland, Maine                     Dec. 2018

 

"Chaya, Holiday Pop Up Shop"
Chaya Studio Jewelry, South Portland, Maine            Nov. 2018 - Dec. 2018

 

"Season of Giving Arts Sale"                                      Nov. 2018 - Dec. 2018
Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, Maine

 

The Nature of Craft                                                 Sept. 2018
Gilsland Farm, Audubon, Falmouth, Maine

 

"Waterways"                                                            June 2018 - Aug. 2018
Frontier, Brunswick, Maine

 

"Holiday Invitational Show"                                      Oct. 2017 - Jan. 2018
Merrill Memorial Library Arts, Yarmouth, Maine
    
"Handmade"                                                            Nov. 2016 - Jan. 2017
Waterfall Arts, Belfast, Maine

 

"100 Dresses"

The Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport, PA          June 2019 - July 2019

Towne Art Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts                Oct. 2017 - Nov. 2017              

The Gallery at Waynflete School, Portland, Maine    Sept. 2016 - Dec. 2016

 

"Rock, Paper, Scissors"                                             Sept.2016 - Oct. 2016
Lamont Gallery, Exeter, New Hampshire

  
"Handmade"                                                             Nov. 2015-Jan. 2016
Waterfall Arts, Belfast, Maine

            

"Small Works Holiday Show"                                      Nov. 2015-Jan. 2016
Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast, Maine

 

"Imagining Ireland"                                                   Sept. 2014
Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland, Maine

 

"Local Landscapes"                                                   Mar. - Apr. 2014
Royal Bean, Yarmouth, Maine

 

"Tuesday Painters"                                                    Jan. 2014
Maine Coffee Roasters, Yarmouth, Maine

                

"Fiddleheads and Springtime Pleasures"                     2013
Chocolate Church Gallery, Bath, Maine

 

"Ekphrasis"                                                               2013
Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth, Maine

 

"Smokin' Hot"                                                           2012
Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth, Maine

 

Yarmouth Arts Festival                                             2012
Saint Bartholomew's Church, Cousin's Island, Maine

 

"Life's Fascinating Textures"                                      2011
Couleur Collection, Falmouth, Maine


Juried craft shows,

Society for Southern Maine Craftsmen                      2015-present
Yarmouth, Maine

Juried craft shows, United Maine Craftsmen             2010-2016
Portland, Maine, Cumberland, Maine, and
Westbrook, Maine


    

   

 

 

 

 

Curious when my next show is? Interested in commissioning a piece? Have an old stamp collection or books you'd like to sell? Have another question or comment?

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