My passion is creating abstract contemporary textile paintings.
My award winning artwork, composed of my richly colored hand dyed fabric, is exhibited internationally and included in numerous private and public collections.
Week days you’ll find me in my cubicle at Oracle, wearing my software engineer hat, where I am a project manager in the Fusion CRM (customer relationship management) group.
To round out my life, I’m also a single mother to 2 wonderful teenagers and fill my free hours with yoga, hiking, gardening, cooking and reading.
My abstract textile paintings are informed by many elements: my love of the colors and geological forms of the southwest, repetition, pattern, and an attraction to human-made structures for containment such as fences and stone walls. I work in series, exploring themes of interest in depth. Color is of primary importance and is combined, intuitively, in unexpected ways, employing a unique palette of cotton fabrics I hand dye.
I am drawn to textiles by the tactile nature of the medium and intrigued by the flexibility of woven fabric in contrast to its underlying rigid grid construction. I manipulate sections of preconstructed color, verses applying pigment in small brush strokes, to create a composition. Individual elements are freehand cut and placed onto a flannel-covered studio wall, where I work improvisationally, designing, constructing and refining the lines and shapes in the piece. Extensive stitching on the surface adds rich texture to the finished work.