My art is most often inspired by nature and my original nature photography, and expressed primarily through textile, thread and other fiber materials. Most often, I create my own fabric using various techniques including...dyeing with plant based natural dyes or commercial dyes, painting, batiking, printing or rusting. The quality and nature of color and these processes on textile can be quite different from these media applied to canvas. Once the fabric and composition is created, I enhance it with machine stitch and threads to create texture and dimension. All of my work is made to be displayed as wall art. I often frame my smaller pieces for sale. From time to time my works are stretched over prepared canvas for hanging, but generally they are hung tapestry like on walls, allowing viewers to closely examine and appreciate the textural nature of the work.
Through exhibiting, I hope to introduce others to fiber art as fine art, and...I am always honored when people want to take a piece of my art home with them!