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For me, what makes a piece of art sing is a combination of the details, and the quality of the light. I love stitching every blade of grass, and combining subtle shades of colors for a rich and multifaceted effect. Every piece I make consists of very tiny details coming together as a whole- no sparkle is too small to consider it’s precise placement! Landscapes are my favorite subject matter, especially meadows, trees, mountains, clouds, skies, and the moon. I also love birds in flight; herons, egrets, and cranes. Although I work in many media, fabric has enabled me to more effectively incorporate texture into my paintings. The fabric softens the edges and warms the final piece. Each piece I make is a unique combination of wherever I find current inspiration; from nature, to the character the process itself takes on. But mostly for me, it is about the shimmer of light. I try to capture that moment of grace when the angle of the light…

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  • Joined January 28, 2012

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Hand painted cotton and silk fabric sequins and beads

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About

For me, what makes a piece of art sing is a combination of the details, and the quality of the light. I love stitching every blade of grass, and combining subtle shades of colors for a rich and multifaceted effect. Every piece I make consists of very tiny details coming together as a whole- no sparkle is too small to consider it’s precise placement! Landscapes are my favorite subject matter, especially meadows, trees, mountains, clouds, skies, and the moon. I also love birds in flight; herons, egrets, and cranes. Although I work in many media, fabric has enabled me to more effectively incorporate texture into my paintings. The fabric softens the edges and warms the final piece. Each piece I make is a unique combination of wherever I find current inspiration; from nature, to the character the process itself takes on. But mostly for me, it is about the shimmer of light. I try to capture that moment of grace when the angle of the light will resonate.

My fiber art pieces start out as plain white cotton or silk fabric onto which I paint the background colors. I then add hand painted details with a small nib pen or an airbrush. Then I embroider by hand and machine, and add beads, sequins, jewelry, crystals, and pieces of fabric until it shines.


I am a graduate of Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design in San Francisco. My specialization is Color Theory and Design. My pieces have been shown and have won awards in several local juried shows. Past works have included children’s hand painted and embellished quilts, graphic art, and book illustration. I have often worked on commission, and I am happy to work from your photo, or modify one of my own designs to fit your idea. Feel free to contact me.

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