I came to quilting in the 1990’s with a background in fine arts and textiles. Seeing an exhibit of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) artists opened my mind to the possibilities of the quilt as an art form. Embracing the fiber art medium, I use mixed media in creating quilts and textiles or explore the sculptural potential of fiber in bowl form. My work is held in private and public collections, and exhibited internationally.
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Whether drawn or stitched, my artwork is a response to the beauty around me. Inspired by the flow of water, texture of earth, and quality of light, I translate these elements to fabric with surface design, or in three dimensional shape with thread. Working with cloth is ideal for creating rich texture, since it lends itself to a myriad of manipulations using paint, water, or heat. Surprise and discovery feed the journey.
My practices as a yoga teacher and meditation student strengthen a contemplative approach to creativity and influence my imagery. Both yoga and art traditions have a variety of useful tools to allow individuals to bring out the best of themselves. I delight in sharing what I have learned by leading creative process workshops, so others may reconnect with their own voice.