"My desire is to combine art and practicality so that anyone can have a garment with color, flash and energy."
I have been sewing since I learned on my grandmother's treadle machine as a child and was introduced to the wearable art movement when I moved to California in the 1970s. Captivated by the idea of turning art into garments, I began dyeing my own fabric. Technically "self-taught", I have attended many classes at Arrowmont School of the Arts, and am especially grateful for the inspiration and guidance of other fiber artists.
My studio is in a renovated 19th-century brick building located in historic downtown Plattsburg, Missouri. There, surrounded by dyes, clamps, brushes, and bolts of silk fabric I design garments, silk scarves, and other accessories. I am driven to turn my ideas into color and translate them onto fabric.
My work is shown in galleries and at art shows, winning several awards at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum Membership Show. I belong to many art groups, including Silk Painters International, The Fiber Guild of Greater Kansas City, Plattsburg Artists Coalition, Best of Missouri Hands, Kansas City Artists Coalition , and the Cultural Corner Art Guild & Gallery.