Alpen

After a lifetime of working in the art world mainly in the fields of painting, printmaking

and photography, I came to world of jewellery some 15 years ago.

  Drawing on my love of nature, the latest series "A Walk on the Beach" uses objects found while walking on beaches in Mexico, Canada, and other countries I have visited in my travels. Besides sterling silver and other precious and semi- precious metals, these pieces might use a bone, a pebble, or a shell, sand washed smooth. My
Haiku necklace uses two haikus that I wrote about my beloved Hornby Island in British Columbia combined with etching. Some of my pieces are tongue in cheek, playful but all executed with loving care each piece handmade and unique.

I continue to work in painting and photography as well as jewellery. 

I’m now enjoying working in my newly renovated studio on Hornby Island in

British Columbia Canada.

Alpen

After a lifetime of working in the art world

mainly in the fields of painting,

printmaking and photography, I came to

world of jewellery some 15 years ago.

I find that all of my past training and work comes into play in my jewellery. Drawing on my experience I might use techniques from etching, painting or sculpture in my pieces. I often use found objects such as rusted bottle caps, collected on my walks in the streets of San Miguel, Mexico, or a washer found on the ground in Soho in New York City. Drawing on my love of nature, the latest series "A Walk on the Beach" uses objects found while walking on beaches in Mexico, Canada, and other countries I have visited in my travels. Besides sterling silver and other precious and semi-precious metals, these pieces might use a bone, a pebble, or a shell, sand washed smooth. My Haiku necklace uses two haikus that I wrote about my beloved Hornby Island in British Columbia combined with etching. Some of my pieces are tongue in cheek, playful but all executed with loving care each piece handmade and unique.

I continue to work in painting and

photography as well as jewellery. 

I’m now enjoying working in my newly

renovated studio on Hornby Island in

British Columbia Canada.

Alpen

After a lifetime of working in the art world mainly in the fields of

painting, printmaking and photography, I came to world of

jewellery some 15 years ago.

I find that all of my past training and work comes into play in my jewellery. Drawing on my experience I might use techniques from etching, painting or sculpture in my pieces. I often use found objects such as rusted bottle caps, collected on my walks in the streets of San Miguel, Mexico, or a washer found on the ground in Soho in New York City.
Drawing on my love of nature, the latest series "A Walk on the Beach" uses objects found while walking on beaches in Mexico, Canada, and other countries I have visited in my travels. Besides sterling silver and other precious and semi-precious metals, these pieces might use a bone, a pebble, or a shell, sand washed smooth. My Haiku necklace uses two haikus that I wrote about my beloved Hornby Island in British Columbia combined with etching. Some of my pieces are tongue in cheek, playful but all executed with loving care each piece handmade and unique.

I continue to work in painting and photography as well as

jewellery. 

I’m now enjoying working in my newly renovated studio on

Hornby Island in British Columbia Canada.