The alienlandscape, is it real? Are these views from my window? Are they views from my mind? Recently, I listened to a recording of the wind blowing on Mars . What did that sound evoke?
Originally I trained as a weaver, I graduated with a B.A . (Hons) in Woven and Printed Textiles in 1978. Later on, I got my
Later I trained as an Architect, and again, tried to understand my environment through the
For some years I was not involved with any
My life changed again when I
Giving my work titles that are to some degree enigmatic is a delight. It translates into a description of the alienlandscape, of it's daily life and of the stories it can tell, colored by the viewer’s own vision and experience.
What I did on my Holiday
handmade silk "paper" with Japanese mulberry
And the Fishes of the Desperate Seas
merino wool, silk, silk habotai, silk georgette, glass beads, acrylic paint on canvas
wool, silk fiber, silk organza and glass beads, polyester thread.
Selected: Art Uptown Gallery, "Dog Days of Summer" Exhibition. Juror: Nathan Beard.
Green Gardens (detail)
wool, silk fiber, silk organza, polyester thread.
Currently on exhibit at Craft Art Gallery juried show: Contemporary Textiles Florida 2020
Show held over until May 29, please verify gallery covid hours.
501 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL
NEW WORK 2020
This piece was awarded a cash prize at the National Collage Society's Small Works Exhibition March 2020. 4" x 6"
wool, silk fiber, silk organza, polyester thread, and cotton fabric.
Currently on exhibit at The Hill School, Pottstown, PA until 8 May, 2020.
• BA (Hons) Fine Art Textiles (Weaving) U.K. 1978
• MArch, University of New Mexico 1994
• Design Architect 1994-2003, Albuquerque, NM and Hanover, MA
• Member: Artists in Cellophane since 2018: Selected by
National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC,
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC
• Current Memberships:
Art Center of Sarasota
Gulf Coast Artists’ Alliance
National Collage Society
Sarasota Surface Design Guild
St Pete ARTWorks Gallery -- Exhibiting member of co-op
Suntan Art Center, St Pete beach, FL -- Gallery Artist
PAVA Professional Association of Visual Artists
Art Center Sarasota: 2018-2020 juried shows: Open Season, New Views,
Work of the Heart, Natural Selection, Made Fresh, Unbound and Uncharted
Honorable Mention selected work in Made Fresh
Second Place: “Flotsam and The Little Fishes” Juror : Tom Stephens-- Current https://www.artsarasota.org/currentexhibitions
Uptown Gallery Sarasota, juried show: Dog Days of Summer 2019
Suntan Art Gallery -- Current
National Collage Society Member Small Format Show, Pottstown, PA --opens March 27-May 2, 2020
Cash Prize Winner "Curious Little Fishes"
St Pete ArtWORKS Featured Artist Feb-April 2020 Current
Juried show at Florida Craft Art Gallery “Florida Contemporary Textiles 2020” Current
• Upcoming Schedule 2020:
Selected work to be published in 3rd edition of Salann Magazine
One woman show scheduled: September 18, 2020 at LEXOW Gallery, Sarasota, FL
National Collage Society Member Show 2020 opens 27 March until 8 May 2020
assemblage! and other works
Starting in 2014, these works provide an outlet for my vision which incorporates the actual objects that are in my little universe: objet trouve, the detritus that finds its way into my
collection, bits and pieces that my friends have picked up on their wanderings, insects, sticks, handmade paper, deconstructed textiles, leftovers from previous projects that I had to keep. Oh, and Creepy Doll parts.
These works are delicate
The fibers I use may fade from UV exposure. They are hand dyed and the colors may be more fugitive than commercially dyed fibers.
They may suffer damage from environmental conditions such as moths, dirt and abrasion.
Each work has a natural, moth repelling lavender sachet attached to it's back. This should be replaced or rejuvenated with a drop or two of lavender oil periodically.
Please do not vacuum or dust the surface, rather, use a can of
Do not hang in direct sunlight, and hang where children are not tempted to poke their fingers into the fibers or to pick at the textured areas.
In 2018 I was pleased to become one of the Artists in Cellophane, when my series of 50 alienlandscapes became part of the Art* O*Mat
Please visit www.artomat.org to read about this exciting
All of my alienlandscapes have sold! I have just completed my next batch of 50. The
October 1, 2019
I am honored to have been selected to join the St. Pete ARTWorks Cooperative Gallery at 2412 Central Avenue in Downtown St. Petersburg, FL. WOW! I'm excited to join the other 20 other artists at the Gallery. The Gallery is run by the Gulf Coast Artists' Alliance, Inc.
This month I entered the Art Center Sarasota show "Unbound". I was pleased that all three of the works I entered were accepted;then I was very pleased to be notified that my piece "Flotsam and the Little Fishes" was awarded second place. Unfortunately the critique and the opening were postponed because of the health crisis.You can view the show online at: https://www.artsarasota.org/currentexhibitions .
October 1,2019 Is my first day in the StPete ARTWORKS Gallery at 2412 Central Avenue, Downtown St Petersburg, FL. I was recently invited to join this artists' co-op. I am excited to be shown in St. Pete and I invite you to come see my work the gallery and don't forget, the StPete ArtWalk is every second Saturday!
Upcoming openings in St.Pete include the opening of Contemporary Textiles, 2020. One of my pieces, "Green Gardens" has been chosen for this exhibition at Florida CraftART Gallery. The opening was fun but due to coronavirus the coffee with the Artists session the next day was cancelled. But do not fear! They videotaped us giving our talks! I'll include the link to my talk as soon as they're posted.