I work in a variety of techniques and materials, incorporating fibre and textiles in each piece. Many reflect techniques I teach. I hope you enjoy my work.
Eco printed deli paper was laminated to cotton fabric and then quilted. The embellishments were hand stitched.
Poppy Seed Heads 3
Paper laminated images on organza. Screen Printed. Hand embroidered. 9" X 12"
Fabric collage needlefelted and hand embroidered. 8" X 8"
Poppy Seed Heads Shadow
Paper laminated napkin onto Evolon. Evolon cutouts of poppies and covered with painted Lutradur. Embroidered. 9" X 12"
Fabric Collage, with screen printing and hand embroidered piece. This portrays the life cycle of a poppy.
Blowing Seed Heads
Silk dyed using thickened dyes and wax. Screen printed and hand embroidered. 12" X 21"
Portraits - Women I would like to Have M
Paper laminated portraits of historically significant Canadian women: Esther Hill, Portia White, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Mary Augusta Hiester Reid, Mary Pickford and E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake)
One More Time
Hand tracings representing those caught up in addictions. Hand stitched. 18" X 36". Part of the Threads of Hope exhibit of the Fibre Art Network.
Lichen - Small
Photograph printed on cotton. Quilted and hand embroidered. 6" X 8". Contributed to Spotlight Auction for Studio Art Quite Associations 2020 Conference.
My Friend Meredith
Hand coloured and embroidered portrait.
Costa Rica Funghi
This photo image was transferred to organza using a paper lamination technique. The image was hand embroidered with certain areas also waxed. It is backed with felt and fabric.
Photograph from the Barcelona Olympic Site viewpoint ground, printed on cotton, painted, quilted and hand embroidered. 7" X 7"
Free embroidered circles on cotton fabrics. 7" X 10".
Ode to Gran
Crocheted washers individually attached to linen squares and connected with organic hand needlelace. 16" X 55".
Tree Lichen is a printed photograph hand embroidered and mounted on canvas.
This raw edge collage calls attention to the pollution of our fish farms with micro plastics. These end up in our clams, mussels and oysters, which we eat! (24" X 22". Photo transferred images, machine free embroidery and beading.)
What Do You See
These quotes on vision are ones that speak to me. (20" X 20". Paper napkins on fabric with hand embroidery. )
Under Your Wing
Designed to give artistic life to the phrase, "hide me under your wing". (Fabric collage - paper napkins on Evolon . 14" X 19.5")
This Petroglyph urn is 15 inches tall and is made of cotton clothesline. Images are reproductions of petroglyphs from Utah. Petroglyphs were stencilled with lemon juice and scorched.
It Comes From Within
Reproductions of petroglyphs from the Southwestern USA. Lemon Juice painted onto cotton canvas. (25" X 25")
This piece is part of a Fibre Art Network Exhibit called Conversations. It will hang beside a piece (the other half of the image) created by Janet Harper. (10" X 16")
Completely created with scorched lemon juice (except stitching). This piece replicates petroglyphs from Utah & Arizona. (32.5" X 9.5")
Visions in Rust 1
Freeform surface embroidery on rusted fabric. (8" X 6")
Starting with a digital photograph printed on fabric, the frost on the leaf was enhanced with pencil crayon. Setacolor paint and pencil crayon were also applied to the rocks. The piece was layered and quilted using multiple layers to create dimension. Needlelace by hand created an interesting and complex edge. It is mounted on a black canvas. (16" X 24")
Petroglyphs were an early form of rock art and are found throughout the world. Arizona has a rich aboriginal history and petroglyphs can be seen throughout the state, in both urban and rural locations. This quilt illustrates some of the images seen travelling through Arizona. (30" X 30")
Lichen 1 and 2
A diptych based on a printed photograph of tree lichen in the Okanagan, BC. Paint, pencil crayon, quilting and surface embroidery enhance the images. (8.5" X 6.5" and 8" X 10")
We often spend our time looking at the sky, the buildings and people around us. However, there is beauty to be seen at our feet. Most major cities have glorious manhole covers - perhaps an odd place to find art, but it is there on display for all to see and enjoy. This piece is a reflection of one of the decorative covers we have in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (20" X 24")
Poppy Sead Head
This embroidered panel is based on the view of a poppy seed head from the top. Texture is created through fabric manipulation and various materials. (14" X 15")
Poppy Sead Head 2
An abstraction of a poppy seed head. The design materials include many fibres and silk rods. (8" X 6")
Alberta Wild Rose
Part of the Flood Rose Project to raise funds for Calgary flood victims. The organza rose is set on a fibre base and canvas. (4" X 4")
Organic needlelace framed with ribbon, silk, and distressed felt. (6" X 8")
Stitched cow parsley on a distressed painted Evolon base. (12" X 16"
Embroidered weeds on a needlefelted fibre base. Mounted on painted canvas. (9" X 12")
Made completely of organza, and polyester fibres, the flowers and forest floor are made with needle felting and heat distressing. (12" X 24")
Rice flour paste on a flour sack. Embellished with images, ribbon and paper. Mounted to canvas. (16.5" X 13").
Surface embroidery - yarn on felt, using mostly Sorbello stitch with a few French knots. (8" X 8")
Roots, a Prison or Your Own Making 004
A Trend Tex Award winning quilt.
Not Everyone Heeds the Call #1
A comical look at life.Raw Edge appliqué quilt. (30" X 36")
Thickened dye applied as a mono print using heavy plastic.