As an artist, I am compelled to create art using mixed media techniques with emphasis on the use of textiles.
I use a variety of surface design techniques such as painting, photo transfer, collage, discharge and stitching. Materials used are hand dyed fabrics, papers, embellishments and thread.
When I design, I use the Art Quilt method of working with three layers of fiber: the front shows the design, the second layer is a batting and the third layer is a backing. After the design is completed, I hand or machine stitch the layers together. This gives the artwork dimensional depth that paint alone cannot achieve.
I also enjoy creating one of a kind Art Books. I restore old books by repairing them and designing a new cover. I call these “Rescued Books.”
I am interested in exploring the subconscious and concepts of memory and time. Mostly, I desire to create original artwork that my clients can possess and enjoy.