About the Artist

 

doll-play_.jpgI am artist and educator from Leawood, Kansas, a suburb outside Kansas City, Missouri.  My work is created from textiles to which I have applied varied surface design treatments. I use dyeing, painting, printing (manual & digital) wax and other media to create compelling surfaces. Sewing is a crucial part of the work, as the cloth is often constructed by piecing, quilting, sewing, and stitching. Pieces are framed or hung as wall pieces. A fascination with pattern in various forms and intuitive expression of color are prominent in the highly textural works.

My work has been shown in many juried exhibitions nationally, and also in regional and local exhibitions. I am a past recipient of the state of Kansas Art Commission Fellowship Award in Craft media and was also a scholarship recipient to study shibori dyeing at the Arrowmont School of Craft in Tennessee. My work is included in the book, “500 Art Quilts”, published by Lark Books in 2010. In 2011 I was awarded a Surface Design Association Scholar award.  I was the featured artist in Art Quilting Studio magazine in their Fall, 2012 issue. I have also served as a long time volunteer & area representative of the International Surface Design Association.

I hope to bring a unique expression and intensity of feeling to art appreciators and collectors through the thoughtful creation of textile constructions.  I am also an experienced instructor who enjoys teaching textile based art to people of all ages.