Born and raised in Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri, I spent most of my life in Colorado. There I enjoyed the beautiful Rocky Mountains camping and skiing. In the 1970-80’s I painted in oils and acrylics. After moving to Washington in 2002, my interests turned to watercolor and fabric art.
Besides taking classes from nationally known artists, I have taken classes from local artists-- Sally Cays, Patricia Taynton, Robert Brown, George Zien, and Maria Shipova. I have also taken classes from fabric artists.
I find that painting and fabric art classes complement each other, both teaching design concepts and color theory. It is exciting to watch something “come alive” as I create. There seems to be no limit to the challenges they both present. I am often wondering how to both paint on fabric and paint fabric on paper.
From an early age I have tried to create things from nothing, i.e., fabric scraps into doll clothes. Being creative brings me joy and I hope that other people also enjoy my creations.
I am inspired by the beauty around me. That which God creates can never be truly repeated, but I enjoy trying to capture what I see.
Birds of a Feather
Lady of Haiti