Ileana has been working with silver for over twenty years, discovering the art of silversmithing whilst studying Art and Design in Western Australia. It was an instant and totally unexpected fascination and Ileana loved the way metal, and in particular silver, could be manipulated and combined with pearls and gemstones to form works of art.

Initially, Ileana’s creative outlet took the form of jewellery, however, in the last few years she has been designing and creating unique, small, framed silver “pictures” which convey subtle meaning to the viewer. Her inspiration is faith, nature, life and relationships, and the joy and wisdom they can bring to us. The pictures are created to evoke an emotion or memory that will give the viewer happiness.