paper and fabric
I am profoundly inspired by texture, discards and what lies beneath the surface. My primary art form has been in fashion design and the production of apparel. With that I am intrigued with hand stitched mark making and mixing garment construction concepts and compositions with a variety of mediums, including cloth assemblage, oil, acrylic and encaustic, to create surfaces that are both engaging and poetic.
After working for many years as an oil painter, I have made a successful transition to Fiber Arts. Learning a new medium is equivalent to learning a new language; not just expression on the flat, two-dimensional surface, but rather, entering into the world of actual texture. I spent several years learning the basics of quilting and exploring the possibilities of diverse commercial and hand dyed fabrics. My alphabet is a basic knowledge of the elements of art and principles of design. I now communicate through tactile structure and color.