I strive to maintain a constructive balance between teaching textile arts and continuing to grow and develop my own work as a textile artist.
As a self-employed weaver/designer, I currently weave, design and teach out of my studio in York, Maine. My continual fascination with the patterns of nature and human communication provides me with the strength and inspiration to become more honest with my work and myself.
I am a member of the Arts in Education Roster of the NH Commission on the Arts and the Maine Commission on the Arts and the VSA-New Hampshire Roster and the Young Audiences Rosters of Massachusetts and Connecticut. I have completed extensive residencies in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut in public and private schools.
My educational work supports a sense of wholeness, raises self esteem, celebrates diversity and builds community.
I live in York, Maine with my family. In the summer we spend time on our sailboat exploring the coast of Maine. My studio in the woods at my house is where I teach, weave and create my art.
I began weaving in 1969. My passion for this art medium has continued and grown stronger over these forty five years. In 1976, I graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Textile Design. During the late 1970′s until the early 1990′s I worked primarily on commissioned textiles, wall hangings and tapestries for residential and commercial interiors. In the mid-1980′s I began to move the focus of my work towards art education. By the early 1990′s I was an official AIE artist on the NH Commission on the Arts’ artist roster.
Recent artworks include paper weavings, woven textiles with narrative and symbolic imagery, collage works, and writing. See the gallery for more artwork.
I am a sales rep for Macomber Looms. I have a blog about the looms and have written a manual to support maintenance and use of these looms.
My life always comes back into focus with my artwork. The interlacement of threads, the meditative quality of weaving, the metaphor of weaving and the truth I face when I am at the loom is my passion.
Please contact me if you have any comments or questions.