My art has its roots in a childhood spent in British Columbia, with the constant presence of mountains, trees, beaches and oceans. When a child, I learned the traditional skills of knitting, embroidery, needlepoint and garment sewing from the previous two generations of women in my family. I was expected to “colour within the lines” – technical skill was important. Later training in tailoring and years of weaving and spinning furthered my skills. Design and creation of quilts using traditional techniques did not completely satisfy my creative needs. Exploring felting, burning, dyeing, painting, beading and fusion have provided me with inspiration and an abundance of enthusiasm to move forward.
My current work is designed to attract with colour and form. and to draw the viewer closer to the details of embellishment and embroidery.