An Artist at heart. From the time I was a young child I was always creating with color. Now, whether it is drawing, Illustrating, painting, photography or textile art….using color and images combined with pattern to create beauty and something for the eye to rest on and the mind to escape to is my focus and goal.
Quilt Artist: 2000 – Present
Started by creating primarily traditional/utilitarian quilts in 2000. Began designing art quilts in 2004 and started showing in 2006. Main focus has become transferring my photography into textile art by translating the images using fabric. Began showing at very prestigious Quilt Shows in 2006. Selection is by portfolio submission and some offer judging. To receive an award aside from being selected to hang in a show is the highest award as a quilt artist.
Photography: 1984 – present
Co-owner of high-end portrait and event photography studio. Created portraits in early years. Currently photographing images of beauty throughout the world while traveling. Primarily nature images both landscape and close up.
Illustration: 1976 – 1986
Studied as a Medical Illustrator and had the opportunity to photograph surgeries and create illustrations for doctors. Photography and illustrations were commissioned for use as lecture images for surgeons and dentists who were on the speaking circuit .
Awards & Shows
2011 Cottage Hospital Art Project – Commissioned piece for space in newly renovated Santa Barbara Hospital.
2010 Private Show – Grant House Quilting/Sewing Center, Santa Barbara, CA
2009 Private Show – Salon Patine, Santa Barbara, CA
2009 International Quilt Show Long Beach, CA – Silver Screen Exhibit
“Dancing through the Decades” was selected as one of sixteen pieces to hang as a special exhibit of this very large quilt show.
2008 Road To California National Quilt Show Exhibit
“Dancing through the Decades” was selected to hang in this show
2006 Harvest of Colors Quilt Show, Santa Barbara, CA
“Fall Foliage”AwardedFIRST Place, Large Traditional Applique Category
University of Santa Barbara, CA – Bachelor of Arts Degree – Studio Art/Illustration
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA – Illustration Studies
Ricky Tims Seminar/Workshop, California 2007
Marty Frolli – Quilting Workshops 2000-2003
Seminars & Workshops from world-renowned artists since 2003