Shear Stones

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

Upcoming Events

Spring 2024 Shows

May 16 - Matunuck Spring Stroll

May 25-26 - Virtu, Wilcox Park, Westerly

June 2 - Seaglass Festival, Windjammer, Westerly

June 15 - PVD Artisans Market, Lippett Park

June 22-23 - 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.