As an artist, wife, and mother I’ve learned both life plans and artistic endeavors have to be fluid ideas that constantly evolve through instinct. After receiving my Bachelors from NCSU College of Design in 1996, I worked in Systems Management before transitioning into an eleven year career designing jewelry for wholesale. After becoming a mother in 2007, I gained the courage to follow that instinct and return to my true passion of fibers in 2013. I had the honor of completing several public art projects in Raleigh, NC in 2015. In November of 2015, I moved to Portland, Oregon for the next step in my journey.
My design process starts with a fascination of colors, textures, and variations in the ordinary. From these inspirations I develop my own language of gestural lines, mark-making, pattern and texture. Through dyeing natural fabrics, surface manipulation, and the combination of other mixed media, I develop a base layer for my work. The resulting images of my fluid base process then dictate subsequent layers. Color manipulation through layering of hand-dyed silk organza and rhythmic hand stitching are at the forefront of my designs.