I’ve always been a maker of things. From the time I was a little girl I never met a handcraft activity I didn’t want to try. My interests ranged from fiber arts to ceramics to painting to collage. From the mid-nineties until 2007 I was a studio jeweler making one-of-a-kind and limited-edition art to wear. My work was featured in numerous publications and exhibitions. I was represented by the “Flying Shuttle” gallery in Seattle.
In 2007 my husband and I lost our 21-year-old son to suicide. My world collapsed and my soul was broken. My muse went running for cover. It took many years and the arrival of our grandchildren to pull me fully back into life and to make room for my creative self to re-emerge.
I experimented with a variety of mediums and settled on acrylic painting and collage. I work intuitively and enjoy pushing the limits of what the paint can do. I create paintings on paper and then cut them up and collage them together to create the final pieces.
I live in Seattle and spend my time working in my home studio, enjoying my friends and family and playing blues guitar.