That Secret 37 x 35 ©
The "common threads" that run through my work are a love of the human form, appreciation of different cultures, ancient and contemporary, and their celebration of color.
To that end, what better subject matter for quilts than indigenous peoples and the decorations they use to adorn their bodies and influence their lives. For example, Polynesian cultures. Prior to the use of cloth... feathers, flowers and plants were used to create color that was both beautifying and had spiritual significance. With the introduction of trade cloth the islands enjoyed using colorful fabrics on a daily basis.
The influence of Eugene Henri Paul Gauguin on "That Secret" is obvious. He is well known for his bold use of color and adoration of the native people albeit not always to their benefit.
Thank you for visiting and please continue to return for future insight on my work.
In The News
A brand new website! Plans for 2016 will include a new website. Look for it Spring/Summer of next year.
"That Secret" has won Best Pictorial at the 2015 Pacific International Quilt Festival.
"Plainly Not Simple" has won 1st Place, Innovative at the 2015 World Quilt Competition. Both quilts can be viewed by going to "Gallery Two - Figurative" under the "Quilts" tab above.
Two new classes have been added to my offerings. Classes are technique workshops that will encourage students to learn how to incorporate originality into their quilts. I will work with a guild to personalize classes that are complimentary to their members skills.
Don't forget to visit my gallery for a colorful experience and contact me with any interest in my work. Pieces are available for sale and exhibition.