Primarily self-taught, I've always had a love for the visual and performing arts, and I shifted my focus from music, to dance, to art, and back again many times while growing up. During my thirties, while a stay-at-home mom with two school-aged children, the balance tipped back toward the visual after a lengthy hiatus from making two-dimensional art.
A stint volunteering with fourth and fifth graders on an acrylic painting project in 1999 proved to be my introduction to this medium and I have continued to pursue it, albeit in fits and starts as my work and family schedules have allowed. I've also taken up mono- and relief-printing on both paper and fabric.
I am inspired every day by the beauty of the natural world as well as by the art, design and music created by others.
This fall, I'm looking forward to participating in the Tigard-Tualatin School District Foundation's 2016 Art in the Burbs event October 14-16. I will be showing contemporary hand-printed decorative pillows, scarves and runners made from linens and cottons. This annual fundraiser has augmented visual and performing arts programs in the the school district for seventeen years! Stop by and introduce yourself. I'd love to meet you. For more information on the event and participating artists check out the Art in the Burbs website at http://artintheburbs.org/
Thank you for visiting.
Representation: Imogen Gallery, Astoria,Oregon