Altered Diva

Sindy Gripp a self-taught mixed media artist residing in Williams Lake, BC Canada. Her passion for paper, glue & scissors since about the age of 3 has finally paid off as her career as a professional artist is starting to take off. Now, at the age of 35 and a busy mother of 3 children, she spends the wee hours of the night in her little studio creating collages, altered books, assemblages and many more wonderful creations. Her inspiration is everywhere, and with the help of a lot of caffeine, she manages to amaze people with her prolific creations!

“If you truly have the desire to create art, you just have do it! I always have piles of laundry or dishes to do, but I would rather sit at my kitchen table with the kids and “do art” as they call it. Art has become a part of our family and the kids really enjoy creating their own masterpieces right along with me.”

Sindy¬†also gets a lot of emails about where to find the images and materials that she uses in her pieces. The best resource has been her family’s long neglected photos, most of whom nobody remembers anymore. “Creating art with these wonderful old photos brings new life in place of the forgotten one. It is really fun making up imaginary adventures for these people…kind of like re-writing history!”

Sindy runs a successful website called The Altered Diva which is continually updated with photos of her latest creations. She also owns an ebay store where you can purchase wonderful, imaginative (and did I mention COLORFUL) pieces. Karyn has several years of teaching experience in Canada and also the United States. Invitations to other altered arts events are starting to make her a valuable instructor, and she would love to come teach at your next event. You can email her at gartel7@shaw.ca for booking information. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and visiting The Altered Diva.