Greetings and welcome! I presently live and work in Hollywood, Florida, or as I like to call it, the last bastion of cool in South Florida. I’ve been a maker my whole life. Collages and puppets and drawing when I was just a little tike. I took almost all art classes in my senior year of high school, where I learned how to weave and fell in love with the warp and weft. I wove for many years until a neck injury prohibited me from crawling around the big loom anymore. Needing to create something, I turned to painting for a while but this didn’t satisfy my need for that tactile gratification that weaving gave me. I still loved to draw but I wanted to express my drawings on fiber. Eventually I found my way to studio quilting and fabric collage, and here I sit. My smaller works are driven by my drawings. Mostly my work centers around mothers and children, water birds, the environment and the ocean. Larger works tend toward the abstract. At this time, I am using free motion quilting and embroidery. I also use hand embroidery techniques. I use upcycled fabrics, needle, thread, and watercolor to create texture and color in my works.
Growth – Dunedin Fine Art Center, June 9 – Aug. 18, 2017
A Patchwork History - The Elliott Museum, Stuart, FL, June 9 - July 16, 2017