Jerry Sullivan - Handcrafted Designer Gemstone Jewelry, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Digital Painting
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By trade, Jerry was a graphic designer and owner of a design company, Vanto Graphics, specializing in web design and development.
Jerry first discovered the joy of painting in 1969 after she redeemed Top Value stamps (anyone remember those?) for an oil painting kit. She painted a few landscapes but being a mother of four didn't allow the time needed and the painting was quickly left behind.
A few years ago Jerry ventured into digital painting and sold several children’s portraits and wildlife artwork. Then seven years ago she and her husband, Jim, moved to Hawaii from her native state, Indiana. She fell in love with the beauty of the islands, and the thought of painting this incredible rainbow of colors soon brought out the urge to go back to the easel. Although she has worked with colored pencil, watercolor, and acrylic, her favorite medium is oil on stretched canvas, Chinese Brush Painting and her newest endeavor, Designer Gemstone Jewelry.
Jerry's jewelry is sold under the company name of Funky & Fine Jewelry by Design as she loves to just sit down with wire, metal and some stones and see what happens. Some may be Funky and all will be Fine. Her biggest sellers are her gemstone pendants and necklaces found on her website and Facebook.
Jerry's collectors are varied, ranging from all areas of the mainland as well as Hawaii in the US, to South Korea, Canada, China and Germany. Her collectors even include a multi-platinum rock star.