Her art is an expression of how she sees the world, in bright colors, thick lines and full of texture.


About the Art

This Multi media artist and crafter, works in several bold styles with acrylic paintings ranging from folk art, to impasto, pointillism, and realism. Her painting has evolved into the textured, bright images she is known for today. She also sometimes works in pastels and pencil. Her crafting includes crochet, macrame, painted glass. mosaics, plus etched wood. She makes crocheted hats, shawls, and afghans, plus macrame jewelry and window shades. An unusual craft she is known for is chainmail jewelry made from hand-cut copper rings.


BJ grew up on the East Coast, then spent many years in California, eventually ending up in New Mexico. As a child she won awards for her pottery then turned to painting as a teenager. BJ studied technique in oils and acrylics but preferred the quick-drying nature of acrylics as she continued to perfect her skills. Her creative grandmother taught her to crochet at age eleven, a craft she has returned to as an adult. BJ continued her art studies and self-education through the years. Art has been a lifelong passion. BJ has exhibited in Albuquerque and Taos, and been a favorite in the Questa Art Tour since 2021.


Bj konior
Questa, NM

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