Hello. My name is Velvet Tetrault.
I am an artist living in Sun City, Arizona.
I create paintings of birds and flowers,
wildlife art paintings, acrylic landscape painting, contemporary still life
paintings, allegory art, figurative paintings, tole paintings, and handmade beaded jewelry.
I believe in creating
a response in people that moves them emotionally. To that end, I create
fine art paintings, tole paintings, and handmade beaded jewelry. Each of my paintings
is created in order to evoke a variety of emotions or
I call my paintings Visual Gems because, in many of the paintings,
especially the paintings of birds and flowers,
I use vibrant colors for
most of the backgrounds that give the paintings
a gemlike reality, instead of using the neutral colors of nature.
My tole nutcrackers, figures, and other objects are created for whimsy and decorative appeal.
I think of my handmade beaded jewelry as sculpted art. Each piece of jewelry is first created from many beads and crystals, Swarovski jewelry crystals, polymer clay, and sometimes metal, for a unique product. I choose color meticulously to create a pleasing sculptural whole. The addition of copper or polymer clay cabochons often provide a focal point. A few pieces of my handmade beaded jewelry art are housed in their own display cases as wall art when not being worn.