Medium: Drawing & Paper Arts , Fiber Arts , Painting , Open Studios , Visual Arts
"My work represents my observations of the world around me as I capture the colors and movements of nature on paper and cloth.
I love to travel, and I am inspired by the world's vastly different landscapes and atmospheric conditions. I am fascinated by the hourly changes in the sky and the relationship of the light and the landscape. Capturing the beauty of the sky and mountains has been a theme for me as I have traveled in the last couple of years to Alaska, Maine, Nova Scotia, the British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Greece, Montenegro, and Italy.
My studio at GCCA features both textiles and paintings. I enjoy working in many mediums. I hold a B.S. degree in Textile Technology with a concentration in Design. I was trained in both painting and textile design, and I continue to enjoy participating in workshops and classes. I love trying new mediums. Recently, I began taking classes in glass blowing. I find working with hot glass thrilling.
My textile work includes several processes. Combining my art with my textile science background allows me to produce quality textile products that are safe and durable. One of my favorites processes is eco-printing. I use local natural plants in my design and permanently print their images on silk, linen and cotton. My other textile work includes surface designs on fabric with marbling, batik, shibori, and silk painting. I use both natural homemade dyes and synthetic dyes. I design custom scarves, ties, sashes, table runners, pillows and pillowcases along with framable textile art.
In addition to my fabric design, I truly love to paint. I paint in acrylics, oils, alcohol inks, and watercolor. I love the challenge of bringing what I love in nature to my work. I mostly paint landscapes and my work varies from stark realism to abstract realism.
My art allows me to express my observations of the world in many exciting ways.
From downtown, take S. Main St. Turn right onto Pendleton St and continue approximately 1 mile into the Village of West Greenville. Turn left onto Draper St, then right onto Abney. Drive through the gate of the historic Brandon Mill. The Greenville Center for the Creative Arts is located in the center of the Mill complex. Studios are on the 2nd level. Enter front door, stairs are at the back of the gallery.