I'm a fiber and mixed media artist in Narragansett, RI. 

I've been sewing since I was a young girl. Always drawn to pattern and geometry, I took a quilting class in 1989 as a young mother and knew I'd found an artistic calling. I made my first quilt as a wedding gift for my mom!

 

My earliest work explored traditional American quilt patterns; with that as a foundation, I then incorporated digital photos printed on fabric into my work to create contemporary interpretations of these designs. 

 

Today, my practice includes mixed media, fused fabric collage, assemblage and art garments. I'm intrigued by found objects and let my materials guide my practice. Vintage clothing and trims, beads, buttons, repurposed textiles and other quotidian objects find their way into my pieces. I'm also inspired by the rich design traditions of indigenous cultures.

 

Prior to pursuing my art full-time, I worked as a speechwriter. As such, I'm instinctively drawn to metaphors and use them in my work to respond to my deeply-held feelings about current events and autobiographical themes. 

Exhibitions 

Solo

2022

Jamestown Arts Center Annual Member's Exhibition, Jamestown, RI

2022

Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI

2020

Retrospective, Chicago Sinai Congregation, Chicago, IL

Group

2022

Uncommon Threads, San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, Encino, CA 

2022

Beyond Words, Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, MA

2021

2020

Jamestown Arts Center Annual Member's Exhibition, Jamestown, RI
 

Art in Time of Corona, ShockBoxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2020

Word, Dab Art Co., Hermosa Beach, CA

2019

Jamestown Arts Center Annual Member's Exhibition, Jamestown, RI

2019

Sacred Threads: Expressing Life's Journeys, Herndon, VA

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Sacred Threads: Expressing Life's Journeys, Herndon, VA

Awards

2021

Best-in-Show, Jamestown Arts Center Annual Member's Exhibition

Affiliations

Providence Art Club, Exhibiting Member, Providence, RI

Hera Gallery, Exhibiting Member, Wakefield, RI

Textile Society of America

Studio Art Quilt Associates

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