Thursday, December 13, 2007
"I'm the family's crazy artist," says Gilbea, who began her career by painting watercolors before reading about silk painting and and falling in love with the results of her experiments. Most of her work is silk scarves, including mini-scarves, headbands and shawl size. For her fall/winter collection, she has added silk brooches and bookmarks, and is developing a summer line that will include silk tees and bags.
Gilbea also frames her original silk paintings and has placed them in art galleries. She gets her inspiration from what's around her. She began by painting landscapes, cats and butterflies, but her technique has become more abstract as her work has evolved. "Lately I get inspiration in jewelry, nature, classics like Miro, and from lots of amazing etsy artists!" she says.
You can see more of her work at her flickr site.