About the Artist
|The Saints Preserved™ series began about 15
years ago with a sculptural plaque of Fiacre, a saint I discovered
while researching the patron saint of gardeners. Based on what I had
learned about him, I was inspired to sculpt a plaque to hang in my
garden. When I was finished, it occurred to me that other people might
like to have one - and that they would also be interested in the story of
St. Fiacre’s life. So I wrote a brief biography and, thanks to my
desktop computer, was able to present it as an interpretation of an
As I was digging up bits about Fiacre, I also discovered St. Expeditus. When I learned he’s invoked against procrastination, I adopted him as my personal patron (as soon as I got around to it).
Then I began to find others who fascinated
me - Brendan the Navigator who began his incredible voyage at age 80 (My husband single-handedly crossed the Atlantic twice in a 24ft sailboat, but he was 40 years younger);
Brigid of Ireland, a wondrous woman; Ivo, the Honest Lawyer….
Several years after that the sculptural plaques, (still available), evolved into Anachrons™, a term I coined to describe a new process/medium I’d developed. Then, again thanks to new media, the Anachrons™ were also able to become Art-to-Wear, Spirit Stones, greeting cards and more.
My latest inspiration has been Hildegard von Bingen. What a woman! Instead of making an Anachron™ of her, I decided to enhance her own incredible images, offering them as prints, art-to-wear and more.
"Virtual Reality" has been good to me. From
my home library in Royal Oak Michigan in 1997, I started
selling world-wide. (Designing an online store was not easy then, and I owe a lot to my engineer husband who kept encouraging me.) Soon I needed more space and built a small garden
shed. About 8 years ago we moved to beautiful SW Michigan where I have a
10x12 studio near our house in the woods. The business quickly outgrew that and now it's
where you see it on
…graduated Miami University, Oxford OH…English/Art…public/parochial school art teacher…printing press operator…ad agency art director…own graphic design studio…magazine publisher…newspaper columnist…book writer/editor…magazine editor…book editor/designer…artist/writer…founder of saintspreserved.com/patriarts.com/blogger…web designer…owner of patriartsgallery.com