I grew up in the Seattle area, spending most weekends exploring the outdoors with family and absorbing the names of trees and wildflowers my parents knew so well. I was rarely without a doodle journal, a needle, thread, or other craft, and I still get itchy hands when there’s no project in the works. In 1981 I moved to Alaska “for a year” and have lived and worked in Juneau ever since. Deep roots in the Cascade Mountains and the forests and waters of Southeast Alaska inspire my art.
A quilter since the early 80s, I was exposed to fiber art in 2005 and never looked back. My original designs use artist-dyed cotton and feature detailed free-hand machine quilting to create texture and depth. I currently work in both representational and abstract styles. I am exploring improvisational quilting - creating fiber art without a specific plan or destination, listening carefully to myself, and making intuitive decisions.
My art has been donated to numerous charities and is in several private collections. I’ve won awards locally and have been juried into two national shows. I embrace and promote the SAQA vision that the art quilt is universally respected as a fine art medium.