Born and raised on California’s Monterey Peninsula, I developed an appreciation for form and color early in life. The beautiful images in coastal rock formations and tidal pools, brilliant sunsets over the ocean, and soft wafting fog, all contributed to my fascination with color, texture, and contrast. I relocated to Wisconsin in 1985 and discovered the beauty of the rural country side and the majesty of the North Woods.
My artistic path has been varied. I have drawn with pen and ink, painted with oils and acrylics, and explored photography. While attending college I discovered the world of fiber arts and my interest in interlacement became a life-long passion. The road to becoming a professional artist detoured however, and I spent several years in a primary business career as a partner in a reorganizational business consulting firm. During that time however, I continually created my art. For the past fifteen years I have had the opportunity to concentrate on my art work full time.
Initially I found myself drawn toward fiber arts. I love the way these ancient art forms are so adaptable to a contemporary aesthetic. Several years ago I started experimenting with fusing various types of plastic to create “fabric” which I use, among other ways, to replicate traditional and contemporary quilt patterns, as well as traditional Japanese designs. This is my way of taking a traditional art form and treating it with a completely different aesthetic. This is my Eco Art Collection. The focus is to create something beautiful from materials that would otherwise be discarded.
Travels to Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Germany, France, Spain, and South America have strongly influenced how I approach my work. Color, texture and interlacement are the constants of design throughout time and geography. This artistic endeavor ties me to countless other generations who have created works of art since the beginning of time.