I am a life-long artist. In the past, I earned my living as a seamstress and toy maker. A love of fabric, its malleability and patterning, informs my work as a painter.
The work often includes items like scraps of cloth and paper salvaged from everyday items such as packaging and catalogues. Layers and colors, along with the absence of a temporal anchor, serve to challenge the viewer while welcoming them in. Combining paint, collage materials, stencil and drawing, I work with impulsive thoughtfulness.
My informing subjects and imagery are often found in domestic objects; their expression, however, depends on the alchemy of the materials. As a self- taught artist, my work is somewhat naïve and quite personal, yet seems to speak to many who view it in a personal way as well.
As social creatures, we are products of our environments and our passions. While I do not have a formal arts education, I have learned from working artists through classes, camaraderie, and observation. Creativity sustains me and, in turn, I make it my mission to return the favor.