I was born in Panama, Ancon Canal Zone and was fortunate enough to travel the world in my early years, from Europe to the Far East collecting many interesting and unusual experiences along the way.
Now living in Phoenix Arizona, I’ve been a polymer clay artist for more than a decade. Recently I have been collaborating with my partner Sue Blattner on OOAK art dolls and creating polymer clay millefiori pieces.
I love to capture emotions and model them into unique characters and dioramas, freezing them in time for ever.
Sculpting with others in a class situation brings me the greatest pleasure, particularly children, whose imagination always exceeds my own!
While living in Greenwich Village, Mentis made his living by painting portraits on the weekends in Washington Square in New York. He continued to excel in portrait painting and later exhibited at The Boston Museum of Art, The Sal Magundi Club, The Kent Arts Association, The Scott Fanton Museum, The Yale Art Association and many more. He won many first place prizes at the exhibitions while continuing to paint portraits from life. Mentis paints with various mediums including oils, watercolors, pastels, and he even does sculpture with Italian clay. He is listed in Who’s Who in American Art.
Joanna 23 is a multi-faceted artist, involved in the arts in Phoenix AZ. She is an accomplished henna artist, textile artist, fashion designer, belly dancer and fire dancer.
My images have been published on greeting cards, calendars, magazines, billboards, and in many electronic and print medias. Usage rights may be purchased for my nature and fine art photos. I welcome commissioned work and can be hired to photograph events and personalized portraits of you or your pets.
Offering my photos giclee printed onto canvas is a new way of bringing beauty into your world.