The medium I work in is metal. I originally started with etching both copper and brass to create unique pieces jewelry, but with so many jewelry artists out there I decided to use the same etching technique to make framed art instead.
My process begins with etching various patterns onto copper, brass, and aluminum sheets. I then draw my design on a ceramic tile or canvas. The next step is to cut the shapes I need and glue them onto the tile. When all the shapes are in place, I then add wire work and beads for the added touches that are needed to complete my piece of art. All tiles are matted and framed.
I am a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists since 2013 and was accepted into the Pittsburgh Craftsmen's Guild in late 2016. I have had my art displayed at the Father Ryan Art Center, the Most Wanted Gallery, and the Framehouse and Jask Gallery. You can also see my work at The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh. I have also been a vendor at the Mt. Lebanon Artist market for the past 4 years.