Infused with art classes as a child, and my mother's
insistence that I learn to sew, I must have been destined to become a fiber artist.
Though new to the medium, I manage to commit many hours each week, in
addition to balancing a family and a career. Needing a creative diversion
from life, I started quilting 5 years ago.
My professional life has a focus toward logical, analytical,
and technical problem-solving, while my art utilizes a different thought process,
fueled by an unrelenting imagination. Most of my work represents a self-challenge
in two or three elements of design, value or technique.
I continually experiment with many techniques, and am defining my style
in several directions. My compositions reflect either the abstract or nature.
By using a new technique, design, technicality or embellishment, each piece is
often an "experiment". Spontaneity rules in my studio and I am very disciplined
in my work structure. Alternating time spent between professional and personal
challenges, those most representative of me are never planned.
I live in Phoenix (Ahwatukee), Arizona.