a professional, freelance artist for the last 15 years, I have been trained or
self taught in many different mediums. The daughter of a successful dress maker
from Southern California, I grew my passion for creative hand work and fabrication
at an early age. Aside from spending my summers combing for natural treasures
at the beach, I could also be found at my motherís studio, helping to embellish
her custom couture designs with sequins and rhinestones. I learned the art of
sewing and grew a deep appreciation for fashion, fabrics and the techniques of
combining texture with color. I grew to have a disciplined eye for simplicity
and to honor the given beauty in all that is natural. This early beginning mentored
many creative abilities in me and stands as the inspirational base from which
my designs take form. My love of nature, color, texture and embellishment is present
in most all the art works that I create today.
Working with my hands has
always dominated my inspirations as an artist and I have utilized this focus in
many creative fields through out my career. This infusion of interests has developed
my artistic techniques, embraced the many facets of my art and has shaped it into
a unique style that is truly my own. My love of hand made jewelry has been my
main focus for the last 15 years and in 1998, I incorporated weaving and contemporary
basketry into my work. Through these art forms the spirit of my art is created
and transformed into beautiful, alluring designs to be worn, adored and treasured.
I am soft, a weaver of thread.