I have been a long time resident of Florida but was born and raised in Kansas. I have sewn since early childhood. I did couture clothing construction and tailoring in my early years and am currently involved primarily in creating art cloth. I also creates art quilts, wearable arts and fractal art putting chaos theory into artistic practice.
I graduated from the University of Kansas School of Fine Arts receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy with an emphasis on weaving, silver smithing and woodworking.
I earned my teaching credentials from Missouri State University and am certified to teach grades 1 through 12 with a special emphasis on Mathematics. My love of mathematics intertwines with art in many of my works.
I am an avid reader of art, quilting, sewing and surface design books, have a very complete library and enjoy the hours I spend experimenting with new and exciting techniques. The computer has become a great asset to my art, as well as fabric dyeing and free motion machine embroidery.
I have studied with Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Jane Dunnewold, Caryl Bryer-Fallert, Kerr Grabowski, Ginny Eckley, Ken Smith, Ellen Ann Eddy, Linda McGehee, Wendy Huhn, David Walker, Hollis Chatelaine, Diane Ericson, Susan Brubaker Knapp, and Susan Brandies. Recent studies include on-line classes with Pamela Allen, Elizabeth Barton, Susan Purney Mark and Katie Pasquini Masopust. The art highlight of my year is my annual trip to San Antonio to spend a week doing independent study with Jane Dunnewold.