BIOGRAPHY


Moving to Colorado from southern California in the early 1970s was the beginning of my long time involvement with fiber arts. At that time the words "fiber arts" were young and so was I. My Niwot, Colorado studio was filled with three looms and hand dyed yarns that were used to make handwoven rugs. Those rugs were acknowledged with numerous awards and professional publications often featured my work. I taught classes in Boulder and Denver and often traveled throughout the southwest to present guild workshops and programs.

After twenty years of weaving, my focus turned to cloth and its role in the evolution of the American quilt. Without an awareness of any traditional quilt making rules, I worked spontaneously to push my creative senses to a new horizon. My art quilts have been exhibited in eleven states, Japan, England, and Finland and are included in private, corporate, and museum collections.

In the fall of 1998, my husband and I moved to New Mexico. The dry desert landscape of New Mexico has influenced my palette to one that represents sandy arroyos, eroded sandstone cliffs, cracked mud, and rock forms. I continue to use cloth, but dyeing, piecing, and quilting have evolved into painting and collage on canvas. I remain linked to textile making processes because their textural qualities are related to those found in the landscapes that influence the abstract expression of my paintings.

A life devoted to creativity in the arts isn't easy. Every new work presents new problems to solve and every completed work doesn't quite reach the standard of perfection. As long as I have the energy, I will continue to anticipate every new problem because there is so much lovable pleasure in the process.