The world has enough hard edges, and I have always felt that fiber art softens that impact. That’s what I find so appealing about this media: the sensualness of the materials, the textures, the dimensional aspect, and the impact of color in a design all converge in my enjoyment of a piece. The fabric substrate lends itself to drawing, painting, printing and embellishing, making it such a versatile medium; it can be a wearable piece of art as well as a wall hanging or vessel.
My environment affects the type of art I create; since I have adopted the Northwest as my home for the past 33 years, my art is inspired by the beauty of our world here. It is not necessarily my intent to portray things in a realistic way, but if I can capture the mood of a small moment of the day, such as the ethereal mist of the light coming through the trees, then I have accomplished what I have set out to do.