Mary Jane Longrich

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Kodiak born, I've been drawing, painting and creating since I was a small child. I enjoy children's art, seeing the joy and lack of inhibition they express. Though I work in many mediums, currently, I work with antique and vintage beads, and sterling silver. I appreciate the history of the old beads, many of which were hand-made and have traveled and been traded among cultures and are each unique. The textures, shapes and colors of surrounding trees, beaches, mountains the light and action of the sea, sky and animals all bring ideas to express.