A few words about me ...

In the studio

In the studio

I am an abstract artist who uses fabric, thread, paint and other materials to express myself and reflect the world around me. I am currently focused on the human condition and our need for connections. Each art piece starts with a general idea of a topic I want to explore and a rough sketch of the design. I audition hand-dyed and commercial fabrics on the design wall, looking for an interesting combination of colors and textures that supports the composition. Then I get to work; cutting shapes and lines free hand, arranging (and re-arranging) them on the wall and putting it all together with the original design as a guide. I finish by adding texture through thread lines and surface design. On any given day, I can be found in my studio with several projects underway and more ideas to explore.



Group Exhibitions

2018              Portland Open Studios Tour
2018              Artist as Quiltmaker, Ohio
2018               ArtQuilt Elements, Pennsylvania
2017-2018      Dab Art Gallery,  California,  Nod to Mod
2017               Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts, Oregon 1st place mixed media
2017               Portland Open Studio Tour
2017               Patchwork Design 2017 South America
2017-18          Studio Art Quilt Associates, Bridge, Pacific Northwest venues
2016-2018     Columbia FiberArts Guild, It's not easy being Green, Oregon venues
2016               Patchwork Design 2016 South America
2016-2017      Studio Art Quilt Associates, Blending Poetry and Cloth, Pacific Northwest venues
2015-2017      Columbia FiberArts Guild, Making our Mark, Oregon venues

Professional Memberships
American Craft Council
Columbia FiberArts Guild, NW Regional
Studio Art Quilt Associates, International
Surface Design Association

In addition to spending a lifetime putting fabric together in creative ways, I received a BS degree in Mathematics from the University of Michigan and held many positions at Intel Corporation over the years including computer programmer, marketing strategist and philanthropist.  I am currently focused on my artwork, maintaining a daily studio practice and exhibiting my work both in the US and abroad. I live in Portland, Oregon with my husband. We enjoy outdoor activities, traveling and spending time with our family.