I was raised in a house surrounded by fabric. My mother was a home economics teacher who tried her level best to get me interested in sewing. Of course, being the independent, freewheeling teenager I was, I would have none of it.
It wasn’t until I was out on my own that I realized that in spite of my efforts to ignore the wisdom my Mom tried to impart, some of it actually took. I came to love fabric and the art of fabric composition.
I work exclusively with batiks. The richness and variation of the colors makes it possible to “paint” with fabric in a way that permits the whimsical as well as the formal.
Whether it’s contemporary curve and line compositions, tropical island scenery, or abstract textile designs, I have a vision that fabric art should always be alive and always inspire the viewer to wonder: Is it really fabric?
For 11 years, I’ve been living aboard our trawler, “Tapestry,” with my husband Bill. We’ve cruised from the Bahamas to Nova Scotia and the Canadian Maritimes and exhibited at juried fine art shows along the way.
In addition, I have donated several wall hangings to The Wellness Community in Sarasota, FL, in support of their fundraising efforts for cancer patients and families.
I do all of my work onboard the boat either while underway, at anchor or at the dock. Bill collaborates on design, fabric selection, mounting and framing.
Studio Phone Number: (301)904-5444