As a textile collage artist, I work with fused, raw edge compositions, and in the past 5 years have added digital tools to my surface design skills. Like many women, I've had a diverse and checkered career path, including professional experience as an artist-educator, journalist for a major Hearst daily, consultant and designer, and Children's Museum director of programs and exhibits. When I turned 50 I decided to make my life as an artist primary, and since then (yikes, 20 years plus) I have been working in textiles and mixed media, making colorful art quilts.
I was a studio art major at Trinity University-San Antonio and have had much informal and formal study with other artists since then. I have taught across the U.S., notably at The International Quilt Festival and many guilds and groups. I am co-author of a book on creativity for parents, The Missing Alphabet, The Parents’ Guide to Developing Creative Thinking in Kids, and have also been published, as a writer and/or artist in Quilting Arts, Cloth, Paper, Scissors, and other art publications. My work has been displayed in regional, local and international exhibits, including SAQA exhibits.
Transformations, 1 & 2
24" by 48" (each of the two)