Shear Stones

Rhode Island based artist creating one of a kind images from beach combed treasures. 

Upcoming Events

5/6/2023 Providence Artisans Market

5/11/2023 Matunuck Spring Stroll

5/13/2023 Bristol State Street Art Festival

5/27-5/28/2023 Virtu in Wilcox Park

6/23-6/24/2023 Narragansett Art Festival

About the Artist


Collecting shells and beach combing began with our yearly family trips to the ocean when I was growing up. I have explored beaches around the world and was lucky to finally settle in a Rhode Island seaside town. I was inspired to create art from the items found on our local beaches to share my love of the ocean and its weathered treasures.   

I especially love finding stones worn smooth by the tides that may seem lifeless, but bring out deep emotion when they become a family. I often wonder about the origins of a piece of sea glass, where it started before finding its way to this beach, who may have held it when it was a fully formed bottle.

Every piece of driftwood, every stone, and every piece of sea-glass has its own story that I will never know, but I bring them together to make a new story, maybe one that reminds you of your family, your friends and your time at the beach.

If you don't see your own family in the work listed, please contact me to tell me about your family and I can create a unique custom piece that reflects your family.