I consider myself to be a self-taught creative seamstress and textile artist. I am constantly bombarded with creative ideas. The most mundane things can send my brain into a tailspin. Absolutely everything inspires me to make art – color, texture, nature, unusual materials – my brain constantly sees possibilities. I enjoy tackling new projects. Planning and executing can be, for me, all consuming. I don’t feel complete when I am not making art, looking at art…or thinking about making art.
For the last several years, I have focused my efforts on creating a body of work using commercial fabrics in primary and tertiary colors to create art quilts. The quilts are grounded in traditional quilt making and then take flight using a technique that I call improvisational fabric collage. I begin with a sketch and selected fabrics and then follow my instincts.
As an active member of Studio Art Quilt Associates I have exhibited my art in juried shows for the past several years. My pieces have been shown in galleries and museums in both my home state of Indiana and my adopted state of Florida. Many can be found in private collections.