K. Daphnae Koop is a painter and jewelry artist whose work focuses on the color, texture, and character of the natural materials that are her inspiration. Her paintings are mixed media on carved wood panels. They are non-representational; texture, color, and simple forms are paired with titles that suggest, but do not impose, the theme or subject of the painting. The jewelry is crafted of Lake Superior beach stones and beads; the stones are drilled, grooved, carved and polished, and crafted into one-of-a-kind necklaces. She has shown her work extensively in New York, New England and the Midwest.