Quilling artist Kelly Martin was pulled toward quilling because she gets to create art in a unique way with paper, something that we use everyday! It is exciting to see the pieces come from ideas and imagination and then gradually take shape as each curl of paper is added. She has always had an artistic side and started creating when her jobs could not be her creative outlet. Although she currently works as a florist where she can be creative, she still loves experimenting with new techniques and trying new things.
Dimensional paper artist Linda Majewski creates naturally-inspired paper botanicals. As a child, the surest way to keep Linda quiet was to provide her with construction paper, scissors, crayons, and glue. While her tools and materials have become a bit more sophisticated, Linda’s love of creating with paper has only grown stronger.
With nature as inspiration, Linda designs fanciful flora evocative of their real-life counterparts. Using paints, inks, and dyes, she colors a variety of paper types and then assembles each piece by hand. Linda specializes in succulents and has recently branched out into flowers and bonsai. She’s always exploring more ways to work with paper.
Linda exhibits at art fairs and teaches art and craft classes throughout the region.
She is a current member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and the First State Craft Guild. Linda is the owner/artist of Paper Greenhouse and the owner/instructor of Marvelous Makers. She lives with her family in Newark, Delaware.