My designs have a simple, elegant, sculptural quality influenced by my Scandinavian background. I work directly with clients, creating jewelry to fit their style. Many pieces are created around natural stones chosen for their colors and textures. I mix silver and gold for a signature look. Custom wedding rings and designs using precious stones are my specialty.
My focus is on INTERIOR OF ROOMS, my SUBJECT MATTER, an environment I find comforting as well as stimulating. My training in design has influenced my style. I am concerned with the relationships of shape to surface to color and the feeling this balance invokes. My acrylic paintings are done in bold, rich colors. Flat simple shapes such as squares, dots, stripes and flowers create a patterned effect. The lines are free and flowing. The total result is a quaintness and warmth, yet with a fresh modern feeling. I attended Green Mt. College in Vermont. I attended Parsons School of Design in NYC and graduated with my BFA from San Jose State University. I have exhibited extensively in the Bay Area and in New England. From 1984 until 2009 I gave up painting canvas to painting on walls, ceilings and floors. My mural business, PAINTED ILLUSIONS, took me to many peninsula homes and businesses. I have returned to the canvas once again. I just rejoined GALLERY 9 after 20 years painting murals.
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I have found a niche for myself in the Wine Country in Healdsburg, California. I can be reached directly at: ToveDesign@comcast.net | Phone: 707.486.0220
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