My journey as an artist began much longer ago than my felting career. As a child, I learned to sew and knit; this helped me gain a certain admiration for fiber arts at an early age. Dabbling in watercolor painting in high school and design/fashion classes in college, my pieces began to take on a more intuitive and personalized aesthetic.
After getting married in 1989, I settled into a career as a paralegal in Seattle, while still maintaining my art. Working full-time in the city would only allow a few precious hours for my passion, but I still found time, as it kept me grounded and happy. In 1998, my husband moved to Sequim, WA; a quiet town nestled under the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountain range. We got busy building custom homes and had two kids.
Eventually, as the kids grew up and time became a less restrained commodity, I slowly began focusing on myself and art. I began attending workshop classes - first diving into dying fabric/fibers, then spinning, weaving, felting, and most recently painting. I began selling at local markets and now I happily exhibit at local galleries and shops and recently have started teaching workshops.
Having now entered a stage of life that allows for discipline and a focus on art I couldn't be more delighted to share with you, my creations.