Artist Statement

Bohemia Blue QUILT

I am a quilter and painter.  My artwork primarily focuses on abstract design, texture and movement.  My pieces often use harmonious color schemes, soft curved lines, repetition, and pattern in my pieces.  I create art in a spontaneous, fast-paced, fluid and organic process.  My process is primarily improvisational in nature with simple construction and finishing techniques.

Working with fabric treats me to a tactile, organic journey.  I am in love with the zen experience of quilting thousands of stitches on fabric to create a textured surface.  I have recently been enjoying weaving and knitting which allows for a more intimate art-making, textural experience.

When painting, I’m particularly fascinated with movement and flow using fast and fluid mediums like acrylics, inks and dyes.  I enjoy using brushes and palette knives to layer paints on substrates like canvas, fabric and wood.  I also like mixing my paints with gels and pastes to create various viscosities and finished surfaces.

When creating art, I am primarily interested in creating art with heart and soul. My hope is that it can bring a bit of joy to others.