Self-taught in tapestry and many other endeavors, I have enjoyed the process of creating a cartoon to weaving the final product and then exhibiting the work with various tapestry groups that I belong to. I have been weaving for almost 20 years and teach online as a mentor with the American Tapestry Alliance. I also teach nationally and locally with small groups or on a one-on-one basis. I like to use natural yarns such as ramie, linen, wool, cotton, rayon, bamboo, and silk which gives the work a smooth, not textured, finish. I love color. It is the first thing that captures my attention. Architecture and composition are equal partners after that.
My style of imagery is realism and in the last few years I have become fascinated with
3-D works, and so future cartoons are headed in this direction. The process of weaving is such a calming activity; a sharp contrast to the hectic world we live and work in. I do not weave every day but I will weave for hours when I can, often being surprised at how long time has been spent at the loom. My imagery is all over the map. I like working in different themes to keep the work interesting and fresh and to challenge myself and grow as a weaver. There is always a technique to try, new yarn combinations to play with, and more ideas for designs than I will have time to weave. Boredom will never be an issue.
Memberships: British Tapestry Group, American Tapestry Alliance, TAOS (Tapestry Artists Of Sarasota), Tapestry Weavers South, Handweavers Guild of America.