I have a lifelong passion and love for color, form and texture. My mother, an artist herself, studied fashion design, and taught me to sew at age 4. I have loved textiles ever since. My projects have included embroidery, knitting, sewing and other traditional needle art forms. I have taken these forms and used them in nontraditional ways to change the viewers’ perception of, and reaction to them. Having earned a BFA in painting, I have worked with oil and acrylic paints, metals , fabric and yarn. In my fiber works, I now “paint” with yarn, ribbons, and other materials. My experience of creativity is a journey with constantly changing inspirations and forms of expression. I am always looking to learn new methods and materials.
My goal is to create objects of beauty that delight and enhance , and to evoke associations with memories and events in the wearer’s lives. Ultimately, I want to make my art a part of their lives that gives joy and beauty.