Welcome to Pinecone and Sparrow, my online art studio. I am a mixed media artist from Maine specializing in layered paper collage art.
I use traditional collage techniques, cutting paper, thread, tape, and other materials, and pasting them onto a substrate (usually canvas, mixed media paper, or papier mache forms). I cut my own stamps and "ink" them with acrylic paints to alter the paper. The glues I use to tack down the paper, matte medium and heavy gel medium, are designed for collage work. They are flexible, dry clear, and strongly bond to the paper and canvas. I finish off each collage with a few coats of acrylic varnish to protect the surface. The sides are wrapped and the backs wired, so no additional frame is necessary.
Much of the inspiration for my designs comes from photographs I take walking around my neighborhood. The themes I use in my work are often personal, carrying with them memories of the people, places, and events that helped bring the collage to life on canvas.
The collages listed in my shop are ready to ship. When you find the Pinecone and Sparrow collage that perfectly resonates with you, I am here to help make the transaction a smooth one.
Please contact me if you have any questions.