meet the artist
The 8-year-olds of my girl scout troop were learning embroidery in the home of a community member. There was a large contraption hidden under a blanket. We knew it was a loom--formidable and magical--but we never got to touch it, or even see it, much less watch it in action. Nonetheless, the image of the blanketed mystery machine stayed with me until one morning, years later, I awoke from a semi-dream state and thought, "Hmmm. Weaving..."
But not until after I had wandered into and through many other diversions--painting, filmmaking, animation, drama, collage, dance, writing, storytelling . . . and so on . . . just short of underwater basket weaving. (I did pursue SCUBA for a time and wove a pine needle basket or two, just never at the same time.)
Originally from California, I now live in North Carolina with a husband, a dog, and children and grandchildren nearby. From here my art is informed by the smell of this well-watered land—damp and floral, the singular light of the descending sun bending around the loblolly trees, and the incessant bird calls—particularly the one that cries out, “pretty, pretty, pretty.” I love that bird...
I am a member of the Triangle Weavers Guild and the American Tapestry Association. I studied drawing, oil painting, design and watercolor at American River College in Sacramento, California, and continue learning and growing through local and online art classes and workshops.
Beginning Tapestry with Anita Wolfenden, TWG.
Beginning Color with Rose Warner and Ruth Ann Ross, TWG
Color Blending and Texture with Jan Friedman
Tapestry with Tommye Scanlin
Wedgeweave with Connie Lippert
Color Gradations with Rebecca Mezoff
Design Solutions for the Artist/Weaver with Rebecca Mezoff
Tapestry Study Group, TWG