Welcome to my website
Art is the way I try to keep my balance in a changing world. I do this by focusing on the natural environment.
Balance does not mean stasis. I recognize that in nature, just as in the social environment, things are in a constant state of flux. But I still strive to find a point of equilibrium, even if it is only transitory. The process of creating my art brings me closer to that state, and offers a small island of calm to the viewer.
I chose fibre as my medium because of the variety of textures available to me. From the beginning I included hand woven wools and pleated organzas with the flatter cottons and silks. More recently my work has become increasingly three dimensional as I experiment with yarns, cheesecloth and batting.
I have been making and selling fibre art for over 30 years. I have won awards at the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto and the Grand National Quilt Show, including the Grand Prize in 2010, and have been featured in 'Embroidery Canada' and 'A Needle Pulling Thread'.
I am privileged to be a member of the Kingston Fibre Artists, a group of women who are interested in experimenting with the medium, and from whom I derive both energy and inspiration.
Selected Solo Shows
Unearthed, Studio 22 Open Gallery, Kingston 2020
Selected Works, Grace Centre, Sydenham 2017
Narrow Spaces, Studio 22, Kingston 2014
Sea and Ice, Greenwood Quiltery, Guelph. 2006
Canadian Elements, Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Almonte. 2001
Two Person Shows
Landed Kingston 2022
Sisters across the Atlantic, Bradford, UK. 2013
Recent Selected Juried Shows
Still, Grand National Quilt Show, Portage la Prairie, MB 2019
Concrete and Grass, London, UK 2018
My Corner of the World - Canada, France 2017
International Quilt Festival, Houston TX 2015
Water, Threadworks, Fergus, Ontario. 2013
De Rerum Natura, World of Threads Festival, Oakville. 2012
The Rivers Edge, Clayton, NYS, USA. 2011
Off the Wall, Grand National Quilt Show, Kitchener. 2010
Bleu, Galerie Ouest, Montreal. 2010
International Art Exhibition, Fort Collins CO, USA. 2009