When I was a child, I was always finding something to draw. Usually unicorns or horses, but this branched out to other wildlife as I got older. The joy of art and the drive to create it has never lessened, though sometimes it changes form. Now, as a mature artist, comfortable in my own skin, I have chosen to depict my subjects as quilled paper art.
I use many different mediums, such as paper, charcoal, acrylics, watercolor, and pastels. I believe that working in a single medium is restrictive to my artistic process. Each idea manifests in its own individual style. Though I always end up back at paper. Creating unique custom paper art is perhaps the culmination of all the mediums I've ever used.
I enjoy nature and many of my pieces are directly influenced by the natural world around me. I love recreating plants and wildlife in my work. One of the most revisited subjects of mine are birds. I'm also a science buff and this comes through in my anatomical pieces which many consider some of my most unique custom paper art.
The easiest way for me to organize my galleries is by year. If you are looking for photos of a particular piece of quilled paper art, use the Index to find the year it was created.
Although I don't always keep items on hand to sell as most of my artwork is commission-based, sometimes I have quilled paper art for sale on my Etsy shop.
My quilled paper art galleries are organized by year, with my earlier work being condensed into a single "Early" gallery. Use the link below to go to the gallery landing page.
Although creating tutorial content hasn't been something I've spent a lot of time on over the years, I do have a few quilled paper art e-kits and video tutorials available.
I am currently accepting commissions for 2023 projects. If you have a unique custom paper art project idea and a flexible completion date, let's talk!
I am not taking pet portraits requests at this time.
"Jefferson Artist See the World Through Paper Art"
February 10, 2023
Good Things From Maine, "Looks Good on Paper"
"Monogram Quilling: The Art of Rolled Paper"
Becker & Mayer, New York , 2019