I have been an artist, in one medium or another, since I was seventeen. As an art student, I
fell in love with the discipline of learning how to convey what I was seeing with accuracy and
skill. After the usual struggles, I was able to express my emotions on paper, canvas and
copper plate. Along with my art education, I studied modern dance, costuming and
choreography. The discipline of the training appealed to me. I was fascinated with the joy of
movement, color and rhythm. Dance was a sort of moving composition to me!
After my studies at Iowa, I went to New York City and began independent printmaking work
at the Printmaking Workshop. Exposure to an international group of printmakers, the sharing
of ideas and the opportunity to have my work shown internationally was a heady experience.
After abandoning printmaking, I felt the lack of creativity in my life, and began exploring
different surface design mediums. In 2001, I fell in love with feltmaking after taking a
workshop with Chad Alice Hagen. I began creating wearable art. I became fascinated with
the crossover in mediums and started combining various materials with felt to create two-
dimensional works. My process emphasizes discipline, emotions, the vitality and movement
in my compositions, the richness of textures, and the bold and vibrant colors that I use.
I like to think that my work embodies my rich life experiences along with my lifelong studies
in the visual and tactile arts.