I am thrilled that everyone who purchases my fiber art knows they are getting a unique work of art which can touch their soul.
Having spent my first 15 years in Japan as a child of missionaries, I find myself drawn to images and art reflecting Japanese ideals. I have lately been collecting images of “washitsu” – Japanese style rooms which look out onto lovely outdoor gardens. These portray the peaceful safety of the indoors but also the opportunity to gaze toward the lovely outdoor landscape.
My “Window” series is about interior and exterior, the safety of being unexposed or hidden and the risk of being exposed and vulnerable. My art is an exploration of my world and my experience of trying to find a place of belonging. What are the costs of remaining in the safety of isolation? What do I learn from stepping out and allowing myself to be vulnerable? I obsess about this… I tend to over analyze my interactions with people and worry what they think of me, experiencing frustration that I can’t get beyond it.
I primarily use hand dyed or painted cottons, silks and non wovens but also have a love of Asian fabrics and kimono silks, incorporating these ancient traditional fabrics into my compositions. Use of sheers, couching and color values give a sense of depth and texture. Slightly curving lines portray gracefulness and circles are often present representing wholeness and creativity.
I have had a long music teaching career but creating my artwork has gradually taken over most of my time. I now travel and sell my work at fine art and craft shows across the country. I also enjoy lecturing and teaching at Quilt Guilds throughout the country.
You may find my work primarily through online sales through this site and through galleries. You may find my CV here.
Online quilting and sewing classes are offered through Artful Quilting and Sewing
I also lecture and teach to Quilt Guilds. Please see my Lecture and Workshops Page