Photo Courtesy of Chiyoko Lewis
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I have developed my own unique style of collage I like to call "painting with paper." Each piece is unique with its own individual personality and story. I paint watercolor paper with cattle markers or watercolors with the intent to cut them into pieces or I sometimes cut up my own watercolor paintings. I then create my collage with the paper pieces. I often add feathers, grasses, wheat, or other materials to complete the collage. Whenever possible, I use my own reference photos. I am currently created illustrations for a children's book.
My art has received several awards and is currently showcased in Montana at the Artists' Shop in Missoula, Four Winds Gallery in Bozeman, and Kindred Spirit Gift Gallery in Sheridan; and in West Chester, PA at Strodes Mill Gallery. I often donate my art to local nonprofit organizations, including Running Free From Cancer, the fundraiser I began to help support families with cancer.
I received a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design from Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana. I am a member of The Emerson Cultural Center and Southwest Montana Arts in Bozeman, Montana; and The National Collage Society. I also enjoy watercolor and photography.