I am a quilt artist residing in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. I create original art landscape wall hangings with fabric and stitch, using my sewing machine as my paintbrush. My representational fibre artworks are inspired by my love of the natural world and evoke the colour, movement, and sense of place of my surroundings. I show my dedication to the environment by upcycling some textiles I use to create a more meaningful process.
I am currently working on two New Brunswick-based grants: The first is a Creation Grant through ArtsNB titled “Beautiful New Brunswick”, where I am capturing the natural beauty of my home province in a series of large art quilts. I also recently completed an Arts Smarts grant with the elementary students at Nashwaak Valley to collaborate with the students to create a large textile piece for the school community. I will fulfill a similar grant with Barker’s Point Elementary in the coming months.
I am a juried member of Craft NB, and an active member of Studio Art Quilt Associates. My successful art practice propelled me to participate in artist residencies with the City of Fredericton in 2020/21 and to exhibit at Gallery 78, Charlotte Street Art Centre, and the University of New Brunswick Art Centre. My work can be found in Maritime shows and shops and in many private collections all over North America.
I am a part-time elementary school teacher. I love teaching and have shown my commitment to the art community through online and in-person classes, speaking engagements, and the publication of numerous articles in Art Quilting Studio Magazine. I continue to learn new techniques and expand my creative process to continue growing as an artist.
Sackville Waterfowl Park, New Brunswick
20" x 33"