Donna J Mertz Designs
Toms River, NJ
After a career in computer programing, I owned and operated a professional portrait and wedding photography studio. After 25 years of photographing people, I opened an Art Gallery and concentrated on my art photography and writing.
Today, and for the last 10 years, I have adopted the title of a mixed media artist and combine my digital photography & poetry with textiles, metal, glass, & torch fire enameled copper. Products range from a $10 key ring to a $30 necklace or purse to a $45 shawl on up to $200 original wall art. Although my designs cross different mediums, there is a cohesiveness to everything that comes out of my studio.
I design all fabrics from photographs I have taken; all sewing, metalwork, glasswork, and hand painting are done by my hands. And no, I am never bored!