Nora works from her studio home in Granville, Ohio creating fine art watercolor paintings and intricate, elegant cross-stitch patterns. Moving from sketch to painting to cross-stitch pattern, Nora builds on her already amazing collection of designs.
The subjects of Nora’s Mirabilia designs are timeless women in escapist, romantic settings – allowing the person who buys and completes her cross-stitch patterns the same level of involvement that a great romance novelist creates for the reader. The designs are sophisticated and creative with a penchant for angels, queens, fairies, mothers, lovers and other embodiments of the graceful woman. The births of her sons also inspired a line entitled Little Stitches depicting various aspects of a child’s most cherished years.
To maintain her almost endless thirst for inspiration, Nora creates watercolor paintings as studies in gestural form. These watercolors take only the emotive aspects of her subjects (usually flowers, architectural pieces and garden buildings) and portray the inherent beauty in everyday objects. Her work is well grounded in artistic traditions, yet unique in its contemporary voice.