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My early training was in landscape painting; I
have exhibited my work professionally since
1986, primarily in South Florida. Artist
residency awards have allowed me to travel
and paint in such places as Harper's Ferry,
Santa Fe, Washington DC, and lovely Johnson,
Vermont. My work is in the collections
of corporations, universities, and private
patrons.

Virtually all of my landscapes are done in the
plein air tradition --- working outdoors, on
site. I want to give the viewer a sense of being
there, seeing and hearing the surroundings
just as I did.
Nature, color, and fabric (my favorites)
combine happily for me in quilting and
painting. The mountains and waterfalls in
Western North Carolina refresh my creative
energy and inspire an exciting palette.

In 2001, I took a hand-quilting class near
Charleston, SC, and fell in love with all things
fabric --- especially quilting. Ever since, I have
been trying to maintain a balance. Fabric and
paint fascinate me; I love doing and teaching
both mediums.

Sewing commissions range from enormous
bed-size quilts to smaller pieces like elegant,
exotic pillowcases. Both are satisfying in their
own way.

Virtually all my work is made from highthread-
count, 100% cotton fabric which is pre-shrunk, colorfast, and machinewashable
(gentle, cold).

Patterns are carefully selected, precisely cut,
and either machine stitched or joined and
quilted by hand, depending on time
constraints.

I am always happy to teach small groups ---
either painting or quilting --- and to discuss
commissions to fit your needs. Please feel free
to contact me.
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