As I mentioned earlier in my blog (Please see Profile and "First Blog Post," March 5, 2011, etc.) I enjoy doing several different types of art.
I sell prints of some of my paintings which were done using either pastel, acrylic, or mixed media. Many of my subjects are Appalachian Mountain in theme.
Also, I do commissioned portraits of people and pets from photographs in either pastel or pencil. Each portrait comes complete with a 16" x 20" mat.
In addition, I make jewelry, magnets, and paper weights, etc. out of genuine Appalachian Mountain coal. My coal items are either plain, painted, or decoupaged with my own original designs. I can also customize
the magnets and paper weights with any picture and/or lettering.
I first became interested in working with coal because it is an important part of the area where I grew up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. Also, coal is featured in "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" outdoor drama in Big Stone Gap with which my family and I were involved for several years.
I have my art work for sale in their drama gift shop and in the adjacent June Tolliver House gift shop, as well as in other local shops.
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My e-mail address, if you'd like to contact me, is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Positive thought: Everyone is an artist.
Thanks for visiting! Until next time (Wednesday, April 13), Becky
Note: The right to copy, photograph, or reproduce this art work is reserved by the artist.