I have had a lifelong love affair with fabrics and fiber. I enjoyed learning traditional needle arts from 3 generations of creative women in my family. While these women used their talents for necessity or hobbies, I have been fortunate enough to expand on these basic skills, expressing myself as a fiber artist. I specialize in realistic and representational nature scenes. My inspiration begins with places I’ve seen, from girlhood family vacations in upper Minnesota to trips around the US and beyond.
I manipulate traditional and non-traditional fabrics for depth and texture. I especially love working with batiks, silks, polyesters, and light-weight upholstery. To these I add sheers and netting to manipulate color and incorporate layers into my art, which allows me to gain the depth of color necessary to paint pictures with fabric. I study photographs and employ continuous experimentation, refining construction techniques to capture details. Recently, I have begun to explore the possibility of creating three dimensional structures with fiber in order to increase the capacity, scale, and realism of my work.
From close-up pieces that show fine detail, to panoramic vistas that display sweeping landscapes, my art quilts illustrate my passion to take the precise color and textural elements found in nature and translate them into meaningful expressions of nature’s beauty.
I currently hold memberships in the following organizations:
Impressions of a Land
In The Woods