My childhood was spent in the Bronx of Montreal kicking the can, watching Lassie and wearing a freshly starched tunic, visiting my grandmother in the summers, crusing around in an old tin boat on the St Lawrence River and swimming all day. The love I have for art comes from that simple life and its surroundings.
My great grandfather painted on the sides of carriages, my grandfather wrote poetry, my dad a cabinet maker and carver. All those people instilled in me a passion I cannot ignore.
I began painting in the early 1990’s in a little town called Rocky Harbor, Newfoundland. The conversations with the fishermen, the rugged landscape and the culture allowed me to take a different look at myself and I have never looked back. I still paint, but now I want to express myself with jewelry color, shape, and motion of a piece all tell someone else who you are. My vision has always been to improve myself daily and trying to depict that in my jewelry. My lines are all totally different – Mirror Yourself is recycled glass, Somewhere in Time a vintage feel, Metal Madness recycled copper and aluminum, Fallen Bark found wood and hand dyed ribbon.
I feel we all have a very important job to do in protecting this precious place we live. Twisted by Choice re-cycle uses recycled copper, aluminum and fallen branches in all pieces. I hear words at shows like different, unique, and unusual that is music to my ears.
I recently changed the look of packaging to reflect the places I’ve traveled or lived through the course of my art process. The pictures not only share with you the place, but a feeling a glance at a time that I treasure.
Thank you for your interest in Twisted by Choice re-cycle. I hope the piece you have chosen reflects who you are or the mood you happen to be in! Enjoy!