I have been an artist my whole life working
with fabric, paper and various objects to create flat as well as
three dimensional pieces. I also love collage and have boxes
& boxes of imagery that I use in my work, repeating some of
my favorite images over and over again. I especially like using
vintage photos of my own family.
I adore fabrics and am always looking for
places in my house to stash my new finds. My most recent devotion is
working with polymer clay. I combine it with found objects, imagery
and especially like the faux stone techniques to create unique
jewelry and art pieces.
I enjoy experimenting with new materials and
techniques. I am attracted to old things and one of
my interests is hounding flea markets and yard sales, searching
for unusual objects and imagery to incorporate into my artwork.
One of my other passions is photography.
My love of photography began at age 8 when I received my first
Brownie camera. I also met my husband David through a
mutual interest in photography and I now have the use of
his (our) well-equipped darkroom. I shoot mostly infra-red film and
print in black & white. I experiment with many alternative
processes (pinhole cameras for instance) to create my own imagery. I
hand-color many of my photos using a variety of colorants such as
water colors, oil colors and pencils.
I teach classes in all the above media at a
variety of venues including art galleries, art stores, paper stores,
bead stores and rubber stamp stores across North America. I
have appeared on Vermont's Local Access TV network, RETN. Check out
the Events button to see where
I'll be teaching or exhibiting in the future.
Some of my work has been published in The Studio Zine
and my hand-colored photography was featured on the front
cover of Somerset Magazine
in the May/June 1999 issue. More of my work appears on the inside
pages of that issue.