I am a painter turned fabric artist from Readfield, Maine. Put another way, I am a land use planner who “crosses over,” so to speak, to give her right-brain room to breathe.
I began painting in oils after taking drawing, design, and painting classes from the University of Maine at Augusta Art Department. While I love these media, I found my passion the day I learned to “paint” with fabric. I began to quilt out of a love for contemplating color and design and to spend time with a friend who also needed creative relief. When I learned the technique of fabric collage from Susan Carlson, fusing edges with water soluble glue and the piece quilted overall, I was able to combine my earlier interest in depicting subjects large with playing with fabric colors and textures on a design wall. My fabric portraits are the result!