The Art Market Gallery is a cooperative of more than sixty East Tennessee artists dedicated to providing a vibrant marketplace for original art and fine crafts. We are located in the heart of downtown Knoxville with convenient parking on Gay Street, State Street Parking Garage and Market Square Parking Garage.
I believe art should be fun and beautiful and touch the viewer’s soul in some way. My current work is based on nature forms and leaf prints, but my true love is pattern and color. Patterns made by the veins in leaves, branches against the sky, and bark peeling off a tree trunk inspire me.
I love decorating papers for use in collage. I use leaf prints, watercolor and acrylic paints, fabric dyes, stamping, and other means to make the collage papers. I have carved or designed many of my own stamps. Bird images and twigs also find their way into my work.
I make cast paper leaves, using real leaves as the mold. This is a process which I have developed and refined over several years time.
My art involves many layers and many parts and pieces. I never throw anything away; someday it will find a home. The most energizing thing about the creative process is the chain reaction of one idea leading to another.
Artist’s website: www.LTenArt.com