About HTS

I have been an artist most of my life — a graphic designer, mixed media artist, illustrator, pattern designer and metalsmith. As a compulsive creator, HTS Studios is my collective work.

I love the process of creation, whether it is painting, working with silver and stones or designing on the computer. Metalsmithing and jewelry making bring all of the elements of design together in a 3 dimensional format. I enjoy the challenge of creating works that are conceptual in nature and stretch the limitations of my ability and others’ preconceptions about art. Recycled elements and unusual materials are often focal elements for my metal work.

I have an Associates Degree in Advertising, Design and Illustration from the American Academy of Art, Chicago. And currently live in beautiful North Carolina.