Artistic Gerri

Art has been on the fringes of my life for as long as I can remember.  Finally, having left the traditional workaday world and moved to a place where art, and those who create it, are celebrated, I get to explore more mediums and test my skills in ways I never thought possible.  Please join me on my journey. 































Art has been on the fringes of my life for as long as I can remember.  Finally, having left the traditional workaday world and moved to a place where art and those who create it are celebrated, I get to explore more mediums and test my skills in ways I never thought possible.  Please join me on my journey. 

Offered for purchase:

Original watercolors

Giclee prints

Notecards

Pen and ink

 

Offered for your viewing pleasure:

Clay - both traditional-fire and raku-fired slab work

Fiber art and baskets

Fresco

Printing and paper pulp painting

Handmade books

Written pieces, published and otherwise

At present, only my watercolors and some pen and ink pieces are available for sale in either original, prints or notecards as indicated next to each piece.  Artworks may be purchased by emailing me direct.  All that I am as a watercolorist began with the teaching and inspiration of Monica Perin in La Garde, France, at www.monicawatercolors.com. Today, I have gone far afield from that early class and love to explore a variety of mediums.


My fresco work was an amazing experience at Casa San Martino, Lisciano Niccone, Italy, under the guidance of Monica Perin and the incredibly talented Annie Taillemite of Mery sur Cher, France, at www.annie-taillemite.com.

 

My clay sculptures have been created under instruction by marvelously talented people like Rita Marlier of Norfolk, Virginia; Monika Werle of Otterbach, Germany, at www.mw-kreativeleben.de; Jayn Avery of Floyd, Virginia, at www.blueheronpottery.com; and Steve Mitchell of Bent Mountain, Virginia, at www.blueridgepotters.com.

 

The printing pieces were under the guidance of Kate Anderson of Appalachian Artist Press at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts, www.jacksonvillecenter.org

 

The fiber pieces were mostly done on my own after many years of sewing experience.  The baskets were all made in workshops with Teresa Comeaux, formerly in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and now in sunny Florida. An awesome basket maker! Handmade paper pieces were created at Sarvisberry Studio and Gallery with the queen of paper making, Gibby Waitzkin in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

 


 

This is the first website I've designed and managed myself.  Any constructive comments from friends, family, customers or just the idle surfers who happen upon the site by accident are greatly appreciated as I strive to improve this work in progress.