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Andrea Matus deMeng

Andrea Matus deMenge

Andrea Matus deMeng is a Vancouver, British Columbia artist who travels the world teaching and creating visual art. She shows and exhibits her unique combinations of painting, collage and sculpture throughout North America. Not one to be afraid of color, Andrea’s work, projects and workshops all revolve around the fusion of pattern and design with vivid colors. Her most recent project involves co-authoring a book with her talented artist-husband Michael deMeng. The book entitled “Art Abandonment” is due for release in the spring of 2014.

www.andreamatus.com

Meisha Barbee

Meisha Barbee

"I'm inspired by good design. I spend my life seeing and responding to good design all around me. It's just something I do naturally, so I think I'm tuned in to current trends without really trying. Color and design are my passion. I respond to the color and patterns of textiles, textures in nature and architecture, the harmonious balance of interior spaces, and so on. Good design is everywhere. I also appreciate and respect good craftsmanship. It speaks to the integrity of good design, and I always try to execute my designs with that in mind."

Meisha Barbee designs polymer clay jewelry featuring, contemporary patterns complemented by a rich and soothing color palette. While her main focus is now in polymer clay she has worked in many mediums throughout her artistic career including printmaking, papermaking, ceramics and art glass. Barbee studied fine art at Palomar College, in San Marcos, California and sculpture with Italo Scanga at the University of California at San Diego.

Barbee worked as an art and production coordinator for a fashion accessories company, before traveling to Saudi Arabia, where she taught courses in printmaking and ceramics. She successfully coordinated two art exhibits, before relocating to San Diego, California.

In 2005, Barbee began working seriously with polymer clay. Barbee was inspired by textiles; all the beautiful colored stripes, and modern motifs influenced her design aesthetic Armed with this inspiration, she started creating simple colored stripes in polymer clay. She combined them with textured sheets and thin strips of colored clay to design one of kind pendants. She says, "They were like little tiny sculptures. I was hooked! I love working with polymer clay, because it allows such creativity. Polymer clay is such a versatile medium and ideal for color mixing. There is no better way to showcase what I love best - COLOR AND DESIGN. The clay keeps pulling me in new directions. My work is continually evolving, and I expect my excitement about polymer clay to continue to renew itself for years to come."

Barbee describes her approach saying, "When I work, I tend to mix large varieties of color at one time; then create several patterned canes. This allows me to pick and choose from the array, and combine them in very spontaneous ways." She is a master of clay canes made with the same meticulous approach used in millefiore glassmaking. Her canes are made by rolling and stacking colored clay and cutting the cane into slices which create precise floral designs, stripes or concentric circles. These motifs are beautifully composed to create unique pieces of art; which often use subtle texture, and mica which is added for depth and its pearlescent quality.

As a winner of the Niche Award in 2008 and finalist in 2011, Barbee has been recognized as a leader in her field. A member of the International Polymer Clay Association, as well as her local San Diego Guild, Barbee describes these organizations as being comprised of fine artists who are committed to sharing and expanding their knowledge of the endless possibilities of polymer clay.

Jeff and Sherri Haynie

Jeff and Sherri Haynie

Sherri Haynie:
Mundane as Miraculous
Tiny things have a story to tell us.

"Life is a pilgrimage…a journey whose road is marked by many altars… some commemorating sacrifices made, others laid in tributes of thanks for graces received. Thus there are both joys and sorrows to be found on the well­worn path which we all travel. As we each make our trek, we discover our own revelations, but also stumble upon the remains of the epiphanies of those who made the trip before us. All are sacred in their own way. " Sherri Haynie was a serious child, prone to long periods of solitude with her books and many tiny things. It probably started with the dollhouse, with its diminutive mysteries, then progressed to the mini­ mania of the 1970's, when all things miniature were lovingly encased inside old wooden typesetter trays and proudly hung on walls as collections, much like the Wunderkammer or "Cabinet of Curiosities" of the Old World. She met her future painter husband while studying commercial art in 1984, and after dropping out of college so they could marry, her type tray fell out of favor as the tiny treasures continually flew onto the floor in the rickety old house where they lived out their early years. She returned to finish her degree in Art History, where she became fascinated with the art of piety and faith, especially the ornate gold­leafed wonders of the International Gothic period, the reliquaries of the Middle Ages, the jewel­like oil paintings of sad­faced Madonnas from the Northern Renaissance, and the folk art retablos of the American Southwest. She found herself collecting paper scraps of loved classic artworks, along with other miscellany, and started with scrapbooking, then decoupage, then collage, and eventually a more three­dimensional art form developed. After graduating she worked in various archives cataloguing, filing and arranging historic documents, photos and artifacts. She has worked as a curator at Kent Historical Society and also managed a collection of records at the city of Sumner. After participating in workshops with assemblage artist Michael de Meng and collage artist and writer Nick Bantock (Griffin and Sabine), she was inspired beyond all understanding. The couple now resides on Bainbridge Island with their 5 cats and a huge trove of miscellaneous tiny precious objects which will someday find their way into art pieces. As often as they can, the Haynies take a break from making art from assorted odds and ends of found objects and drool over the most elaborate churches and the strangest oddities of Outsider Art they can find all over the world….

Jeff Haynie:
Whimsical cats and fish
"Wisdom has whiskers."

Jeff is a painter, sculptor, writer and teacher. He calls his work "whimsical symbolism". His images of fanciful cats and decorative fish evolved from strong influences of Art Nouveau, Classical Realism, and a well developed sense of childlike Haynie wonder. In Jeff's world, the cats experience life the same way as we do, and the symbolic elements in each painting point to an inspiring message of faith, hope and love, values that carry over into any species. Jeff's work has been published by major corporations such as Disney, Pixar, Warner Brothers, DreamWorks, EA Games, Big Fish Games, American Airlines, Texas Instruments, Pepsi­cola, Frito­lay and Bic pens. He lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington with his artist wife Sherri and 5 furry children (cats). More information is available on his website: www.jeffhaynie.com.

 

 Doreen Kassel

Doreen Kassel

I spent many years as a professional children’s book illustrator, but eventually I wanted my work to exist off the page, on its own & have no editor but me. I tell stories or convey a feeling with my work; whether in a tile, where there is often a narrative, or in a sculpture or ornament. My pieces are in collections all over the world and in galleries in the United States. I was honored to win a Niche award in 2011 and 2013, the award recognizes excellence in craftsmanship. I'm thrilled to share my excitement & enthusiasm for these creations in workshops across the country and Europe.
Tile Stories

Tile stories are perfect canvases for quirky expression. Explore a fanciful narrative or create a design or image of your choice. We'll sculpt polymer in relief over ceramic tiles. Get lots of color and variation by manipulating the clay to be textural, etched, rippled, dimpled; the contrasts and effects are limitless. After the polymer is cured onto the tile we'll paint it using multiple coats of oil paints to achieve a subtle vintage look.

 

beryl taylor

Beryl Taylor

Beryl Taylor was born in Rotherham, England, and grew up in the Manchester area where, after showing artistic talent, she studied at the Manchester High School of Art. She spent many years as a wife, mother and nurse until her artistic leanings were reawakened when she discovered creative embroidery.
She trained at and graduated from the "City and Guilds Creative Embroidery" program and later started the textile group "Threadmill" with other City and Guilds graduates.

Beryl moved to the United States from England with her family in 2002 and now lives and works as a mixed-media artist in Monroe Township, New Jersey where she devotes all of her time to her art. She imaginatively manipulates, dyes, paints, stamps, embroiders and decorates her papers, fabrics, metals and other media to produce enriching textured effects and vibrant colors.

Beryl attained international recognition with the publishing of her first book "Mixed Media Explorations" and has since travelled extensively both nationally and internationally teaching workshops and exhibiting her work. She has made several appearances on "Quilting Arts TV" and has just released her second tutorial DVD entitled "Mixed Media Art Quilts".

 

Michael deMeng

Michael deMeng

Michael deMeng is an artist who travels the world teaching and
creating mixed media shrines and deMented toys. He has exhibited
throughout the world with is unique style of assemblage. His book,
"Secrets of Rusty Things", published by North Light Books was
released in May of 2007. His second book, Dusty Diablos focuses on
his love affair with Mexico and the art it inspires.

Artist statement:

My work is about transformations. It is about the transformation
of the common into the sacred. Discarded materials find new and
unexpected uses in my work; they are reassembled and conjoined
with unlikely components, a form of rebirth from the ashes into
new life and new meaning. These assemblages are metaphors for
the evolutions and revolutions of existence:  from life to death
to rebirth, from new to old to renewed, from construction to
destruction to reconstruction. These forms are examinations of
the world in perpetual flux, where meaning and function are ever
changing.

 

Tory Brokeshire

Tory Brokenshire

Tory Brokenshire creates in a variety of media, always coming up with fresh and creative ideas. She is well known
for her charming three-dimensional work. Being able to teach on a national level has been one of the most rewarding
aspects of her art career so far.

Tory lives in Salem, Oregon, with her husband Norm who doesn't always understand why she picks up every rusty
thing she sees but is forever supportive of her and her art.

A glimpse of her life and art can be seen at coppercrowstudio.blogspot.com

 

Sas Colby

Sas Colby

Sas Colby has more than forty years of experience making, exhibiting and teaching art. Her innovative workshops are combinations of the nontraditional with a solid grounding in art basics. Sas's mixed media artwork has been exhibited and collected internationally, including the National Gallery of Australia, and the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. A survey exhibition, "Sas Colby: Twenty Years of Book Thinking," traveled in the US in 1995. Colby made her first artist's book in 1972 and is considered a pioneer in the genre. She works in series, with art inspired by travel, such as her Buddha series. Books and paintings elaborating on the Bunny, her alter ego, have evolved since 1999. Sas currently teaches workshops in Taos, New Mexico; Mallorca, Spain; and at the San Francisco Center for the Book. She has inspired many with her ability to make the creative process come alive. See her art at: www.sascolby.com.

 

Deborah Anderson

Deborah Anderson

Deborah Anderson has a background as a self-taught leather artisan. She created handbags, accessories and custom made footwear for men, women and children for over thirty five years.

In 1993, Deborah and her daughter, Marah Anderson, discovered polymer clay together while taking a class on making clay beads. They got hooked and the rest is history. Deborah lives in San Jose, California with her husband, Pete and a cat, named George. She sells her work in galleries and various craft fairs, writes project articles for magazines and teaches workshops. More info can be found on her website: http://athousandcanes.wordpress.com/

 

Sandra Whiting and Susanne Newbold

Sandra Whiting and Susanne Newbold

Sandra Whiting has been a professional artist for over 25 years, working as a painter, printmaker and collage artist. Her work is currently shown in galleries in the Pacific Northwest. Creating handmade books was a natural transition from printmaking and collage. Sandra works with layered images, patterns, colors and textures to create her books. She doesn't just make blank books. She carries her imagery inside the covers as well. She incorporates monotypes, handmade paper, gel medium transfers, and drawings into her books. Sandra's studio is located on a seven acre farm on Whidbey island in Washington states.

Sandra's assistant instructor, Susanne Newbold is a gourd vessel artist, who recently expanded her artistry to handmade books. Her work is shown in galleries nationally and internationally. As a graduate of culinary arts school and a practicing chef, she found the transition from food to gourds to be quite natural. The textural and organics aspect of working with gourds and food has now found a new outlet with books. She creates three dimensional sculptural gourd books, and is an expert at the Coptic and Kettle bookbinding stitches.

Sandra and Susanne collaborate on many book projects, trying out new ideas and stretching the boundaries of bookmaking.


 

Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch

Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch

Innovative developer of Encaustikits and Encausticamp Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch began painting more than a dozen years ago-always abstractly and evolving into encaustics from acrylic over six years ago. Her love for the medium translates into her teaching, and students worldwide benefit from a passionate, engaging workshop experience filled with all the knowledge Patricia has acquired and developed in her forage into this rich and diverse medium.

Patricia's books, Encaustic Workshop and Encaustic Mixed Media, are available on book shelves everywhere and two DVD's in the medium are on the market thanks to FW Publishing and Creative Catalyst Productions.

When not completely immersed in this creativity, Patricia keeps herself busy raising four teenage sons, two cats and a one year new marriage complete with a teenage daughter~


 

Victoria Roberts

 

Victoria Roberts

Victoria started making and designing jewelry in 2007.  She studied at local bead shops and attended an extensive fabrications class at the Revere Academy in San Francisco.  Victoria is also self-taught drawing inspiration from magazines, books, and on-line.

She likes to learn a method and change it up to make it different.  She also relays this message to her students; “don’t just copy from someone else, make it your own.”  Her favorite words to her students:  “Patience, Practice, Perseverance.”
http://www.etsy.com/shop/vroberts101
 

Meredith Arnold

 

Meredith Arnold

Meredith Arnold is a Comedian Artist/Consultant/Instructor, (aka Slash Artist).  As a professional artist specializing in mixed media and jewelry arts she teaches classes at three colleges and two art centers in the Seattle area as well as around the U.S. and internationally. Currently she is the Director of ArtWorks in Edmonds, WA and appears on the PBS show ‘Beads, Baubles and Jewels’ and on the EdCC Cable Channel.  Her work has been published in many books and magazines including Mixed Media Techniques in Jewelry, Jewelry Artist magazine, Exploring Polymer Clay and more.  More info is available at her website: www.mereditharnold.com.
 

Pamela Hastings

 

 

Pamela Hastings

Pamela has been playing with dolls and various fiber and paper art media since she was five, over 50 years. She does not always teach in the traditional Western, step-by-step way, with a similar finished product for all participants, but she likes to think that by using her own low-key style, and making herself available to each student, she is able to elicit even more of the wisdom that is available in a group of students as a whole, and in each student individually, to discover her/his own unique design process and bring it to fruition in a personally-significant doll, book, or object.
 
Pamela does also know a lot of techniques for working with fiber, paper and mixed media and has had a lot of problem-solving experience. She is very generous with sharing these as well. Her training as an occupational therapist helps her to adapt projects and classes to the needs of each student.
 
Her work has been published in many magazines, 3 of Suzanna Oroyan's books, 2 of the FIBERARTS Design books, MAKING CREATIVE CLOTH DOLLS and ARTFUL PAPER DOLLS  from Lark press, in four of her own books to date, and has been seen in galleries and museums in North America and Great Britain. She teaches internationally online and in person. See more at her website: http://www.pamelahastings.com

 

 

Tammy Gilley

 

Tammy Gilley

Tammy Gilley loves fabric - the feel of it, the smell of it, what she can do with it.  As a young girl, days were spent with her mother and her grandmother around the dining room table, each working on their own projects and having lovely conversations.  It was Tammy's first memory of growing into her woman-ness and a sense that this was woman's work, and that it was important, and creative, and wonderful.

As Tammy likes to say, she does very few things quietly, and her art is no exception.  Her quilt designs are a fresh take on a craft of generations. With every quilt and now, with the addition of fun mixed media work, Tammy feels the presence of the women who have gone before her.

Tammy has been featured on AM Northwest, Portland, Oregon's local morning television talk show.  Her work has been published many times in Somerset Studio, and has been shown in galleries nationally and internationally.

 

 

Jan Murphy

Jan Murphy is completely smitten with any creative process that produces art – especially if it’s “quirky” or “wild”. Having studied at The Fallbrook School of the Arts and The San Diego Art Academy she takes great joy in learning about and teaching a wide variety of art forms. She began selling her art at shows and art fairs when she worried that her friends and family were running out of places to put the different pieces she had gifted to them. Her workshops are never boring and she promises to bring out the art master in every student!

 

 

 

 
Christi Friesen

Christi Friesen

Christi Friesen was born at a very young age, become an artist and has lived happily ever after since, especially if there’s chocolate available.

Her work is known for the embellishments of gems, semi-precious stone, pearls and beads she incorporates into her polymer clay sculptures, art jewelry and focal beads. Christi’s award-winning work is showcased in exhibits, magazines and books. She is also the author of eight how-to books… so far.

She travels worldwide, teaching classes and enjoys sharing creativity and silliness with others. Her classes encourage all skill levels to find joy in works of beauty and fun.

 

 
Stacy Alexander

Stacy Alexander

Stacy Alexander studied art at the University of Houston, Glassell Museum School, Our Lady of the Elms College in Massachusetts, Institute of Mosaic Art, Marylhurst University, University of California-Berkeley, and through private instruction. Her instructors have included visionary artists Isaiah Zagar, Laurel True, Laurel Skye, Ellen Blakeley, Dan Cogsdale, Arthur Turner and others.

She is owner and operator of Stacy Alexander Studios in Portland, Oregon and is still active in the San Francisco area art scene where she lived until recently. She has been teaching art off and on for more than 10 years. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, John. Visit her website at: http://www.stacyalexanderstudios.com

 

 

 
Judith Devine

Judith Devine

Judith Devine is a collage and encaustic artist working in Portland, Oregon. She has been involved with creative work all her life, from working in the theater, radio and television, performing as well as designing costumes, to graphic design.

She has been exploring the possibilities of collage for almost ten years, having learned the polymer medium technique she uses from Jonathan Talbot, a noted collage artist based in New York State. Having studied with him in a number of workshops and at his studio, she has co-facilitated workshops with him in Portland, and has taught solo workshops in Portland and the Oregon Coast.

Judith is the founder and president of the Portland Collage Artists Guild, and a member of a mentoring group for workshop teachers at TaborSpace, a location dedicated to fostering creativity in southeast Portland. Her work has been exhibited in Portland at on the Oregon Coast.

Her work and her blog can be found at her web site www.judithdevine.com

 
Maggie Maggio

Maggie Maggio

Maggie Maggio is an artist and architect whose passion for color is woven into every part of her life. Her experience playing with color and teaching color workshops around the country led to a new way of looking at color; a way she calls “Smashing Color." In 2009 she published her first book, co-authored with Lindly Haunani, “Polymer Clay Color Inspirations.”
MaggioMC@aol.com

 
Jane LaFazio

Jane LaFazio

a full-time artist since 1998, truly believes she is living the life she was meant to live! In that time, she has cultivated a wide range of skills as a painter, mixed media, quilt artist and art teacher. She’s known for her fun-loving, creative teaching style, and providing a relaxed supportive environment in the classroom. She teaches workshops online and at art retreats internationally. Jane’s artwork has been featured in Cloth, Paper, Scissors and Quilting Arts magazines many times, and in Danny Gregory’s An Illustrated Life, and in numerous booksJane has made 7 appearances on Quilting Arts TV, in season 300 and 800.   
Her instructional DVDs “From Art Journaling to Art” and “The Small Art Quilt” is available on Amazon

JaneLaFazio.com   JaneVille.blogspot.com

 

Dayle Doroshow

Dayle Doroshow

Dayle Doroshow is a mixed media/ polymer clay artist and owner of design studio Zingaro, stamp of distinction. She trained in traditional ceramics at Columbia University Extension program in New York City and sold her pottery in Greenwich Village shops. She continued with the study of Book Arts through the California Crafts College extension program and at San Francisco Center for the Book. Her jewelry, home decor, ethnic figures and handcrafted books can be seen at art shows on the West Coast. Dayle enjoys teaching and sharing the creative process in workshops across the United States and in France. Her work can be seen at www.dayledoroshow.com

"I have always been intrigued and excited by the mystery of ancient cultures. Dreams of archeological ruins and travels to far-off places have long influenced my art work. Upon discovering polymer clay, I've enjoyed creating art with a pioneering medium while still reflecting my passion for the magic of past civilizations and their artisans."

 

Marie Segal

Marie Segal

Marie started with oil paints at the age of 10 years old after working with crayons, paints, and puzzles. Working with crafts with her mother a good percentage of time and watching her family re-work all of their homes from scratch into beautiful living spaces all by themselves was the start.
She knew that she could do anything she wanted to and was never afraid of experimenting with paint because of this view of doing things for yourself.
At the age of 13 she met a new teacher that taught her about inclusions in oils and living outside of traditional old school oil painting rules.
She then started with ceramic clay and in fine arts in a progressive school with lots of money and brilliant teachers.
She was a teacher's assistant and special studies in all programs offered at the end of her terms at this school and continued her education with these teachers at night while working a "regular" job during the day.
Her parents encouraged her through all of this and she had their support through out the journey.
She met Howard her husband at one of those jobs and they continued their artistic pursuits together.
He took over as cheerleader when she married him.
Walking through a southern California craft show in Laguna beach in the late 70's, they ran across an artist that was making jewelry pieces out of polymer clay, she was not with her pieces. She and Howard returned several times to look for and talk to her about the medium she was using. They never connected to each other.
Marie knew that is was not a ceramic medium and searched stores to find this medium. She finally found Polymer Clay in of all places, an International toy store, and was enamored with the immediacy and ceramic like quality of the product. It was touted as a child's toy. She saw the possibilities and potential of the medium and proceeded to apply all of the abilities she had gained though art to her new chosen medium.
Marie's ceramic process was to make or throw a piece, hand build on it and then fire many times with low fire, high color glazes ending after many firings and weeks worth of time.
Polymer was dimensional color combining her love of ceramics and oils into one medium. When she had played with it for a few months she told Howard that she was thought this was the newest and next medium to hit the market with a bang and they coined it the "new age" modelling medium.
Doing shows and craft shows,  and swap meets and home shows, they started selling their products and teaching people how to use it. It brought up their volume usage and helped to create a competition for their products.
They also started helping people get their own businesses running so they too could profit from this wonderful material.
She, at the time, also had a thriving gift business and sold to stores all over the US and some other countries. So much so that she had to hire people and train them to make the products she was selling.
She was a in a show room on 5th avenue in New York and also in Los Angeles, selling to Nordstrom's, Macy's, Bullock's and the Icing, just to name a few. She believes this helped to get Polymer clay in to the mainstream view.
In 1994 she approached the then owner of Polyform products, Chuck Steinmann about making a clay for her to use and sell. One made in America so that her and Howard would not have to wait for clay to come from overseas.
He was reluctant to do this because of the amount of clays that they already manufactured at the time.

She was persistent and finally in 1995 he agreed to do it if she would take on the clay and sell it herself. Thus the birth of CFC or Clay Factory Clay clay began. She began working with the chemist at the time, Jorge Sanchez and developed a Artist's palette, based on her oil painting background,  a polymer clay that was easy to use and strong after baking. She also consulted with many artists that she had met by distributing polymer clay and compiled their opinions, color choices, and considerations to provide the best possible polymer clay for their needs. It was difficult to make all of the colors that they requested so she decided with Howard's help ;-D to use an oil painters palette at that point.
Chuck Steinmann and Marie agreed to let Polyform take over the clay because she felt that they would be able to do a better job marketing the clay than Howard and she would be able to achieve by themselves.
The name was then changed to Premo Sculpey and released to the trade in 1997 at the then HIA (CHA) Trade show.
It was the first time that Polyform had sold their clay materials to any art stores. Art stores could relate to the painters palette. 
She traveled all over the world for Polyform, promoting, educating, and selling Premo. It was a wonderful and symbiotic relationship for many years.
Marie also created or wrote 100's of articles,books, trainings, videos and tv spots for the public, magazines and in company literature.

She has now moved on to working with Cernit Polymer clay, because she loves the color palette, the consistency, the finish, hardness, and the extreme durability after baking and the porcelain effect reminds her she has come full circle.
Her change to Cernit completely in 2006 expanded her abilities beyond her own expectations, she opened new areas that she thinks might not have happened with out the change.

Marie still makes, writes, sells, teaches, and operates several on line store with her husband, Howard, to this day and spends as much time as possible with her grand children.
Her life is good!!!


 

Anne Bagby

Anne Bagby

Anne Bagby’s acrylic works of art are marked by expressive color, pattern and shallow space. She begins with a careful drawing and continues with layers of opaque paints and glazes, collage and pattern, until the final product has reached the desired richness and strength.

Anne has had a studio in Winchester Tennessee for the past 25 years. Her art has been featured in more than a hundred one-person shows and group exhibitions. She has participated in the “Art In The Embassies” Program, the Vermont Studio Center, and received a residency from the Ucross Foundation, Wyoming where she did a one-woman

Show in 1995. In 2004 her work was displayed in the Nashville Tennessee Airport, “Flying Solo”, and she was invited to be a Juror of Selection for the American Watercolor Society in New York.

Anne leads workshops to introduce fine artists to printing with acrylic, and workshops for craft artists interested in learning painting skills. She has regularly written articles for artists in Somerset Studio and Artist Magazine. She was selected for New American

Painting in 2010. Anne is a full time artist and a dedicated part time educator.

www.annebagby.com


 

Lynne Perella

Lynne Perella

Lynne Perrella is a mixed media artist, graphic designer, author and workshop instructor.

After a 30-year career as a self-employed graphic designer and illustrator specializing in

corporate communications, Lynne made the transition into the Fine Art world of Collage and Mixed Media. Along the way, her interests in Correspondence Art and the early

Mail Art movement of the 1970s lead her to create a mail order rubber stamp company,

Acey Deucy; which featured hundreds of her original illustrations.

Lynne has written five books on mixed media: “Artists’ Journals & Sketchbooks”, “Alphabetica”, “Beyond Paper Dolls”, “Art-Making – Collections & Obsessions”, and

“Art-Making – Studio Spaces”. She is on the Editorial Advisory Board of “Somerset

Studio Magazine” and contributes a monthly feature titled “Collector’s Choice”.

A portfolio of her work was selected to appear in “Collage Masters”, published by Lark.

She is known for lavish and low-tech layering techniques, as well as the unbridled use of color. She specializes in collage paintings, art journals, mixed media assemblages, and one-of-a-kind books. Lynne conducts creativity workshops throughout the United

States and abroad, and enjoys working with fellow artists in an encouraging environment.

www.LKPerrella.com


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