Artist Statement

Adding color and quirkiness to the world, that is my mission.  I have always loved things that are a little odd.  Give me weird, strange, or unique over perfection any day.  In this collection, I was inspired by 1920s and 1950s glamour, and French culture. As I was creating, I felt the personalities of my subjects.  I thought of how they would walk, talk, and laugh.  I thought about how a name can tell you something about a person.  My collection, JE M'APPELLE, is a statement of identification.  When beginning a relationship, we first learn one's name, then who they are.  I hope you form a relationship with someone in my collection.

~Je m'appelle Toni.

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Lucia

16 x 20

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Naomi

16 x 20

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Elyse

16 X 20

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William

9 x 12

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Stefanie

16 x 20

Dana

7 x 9 each

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Victoria

16 x 20

Charles

9 x 12

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Fiona

11 x 14

Philip

16 x 20

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Celine

11 x 14

Edith

24 x 30

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Camilla

16 x 20

Brenda

11 x 14

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Heather

9 x 12

Blair

11 x 14

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