The Alienlandscape, is it real? I can see it, but that doesn't really answer the question
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)
Currently on exhibit at Craft Art Gallery juried show: Contemporary Textiles Florida 2020
Show held over until August 29, please verify gallery covid hours.
501 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL
wool, silk fiber, silk organza, polyester thread, and glass beads. Wet felted, hand and machine stitched
NEW WORK 2020
Curious Little Fishes
This piece was awarded a cash prize at the National Collage Society's Small Works Exhibition March 2020. 4" x 6" The Hill School, Pottstown, PA
wool, silk fiber, silk organza, polyester thread, and cotton fabric.
Open Up Your Box of Secrets, Take One out for Me
wool, silk fiber, silk organza, glass beads and polyester thread. Needle felted, wet felted, stitched and embroidered.
wool, silk fiber, silk organza, turquoise stone bead, copper wire and polyester thread.
Central Park Morning
wool, silk chiffon,organza, druzy, copper wire , polyester thread, and found objects
• 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 -- Cash Prize Winner "Curious Little Fishes"
St Pete ArtWORKS Featured Artist Feb-April 2020
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. This makes over 200 works so far. Some of the locations that have stocked my work include:
NationalPortrait Galley at the Smithsonian in Washington,DC
- The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
- The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston,SC
Recently,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 . The juror, Tom Stephens wrote:
"...I selected entries for the exhibit based on the 7 visual components of art: color, line, form, shape, space, texture and value.The most successful, chosen for awards, also displayed a high level of craftsmanship in their execution..."
See my work in St. Petersburg, FL Galleries
StPete ARTWORKS Gallery at 2412 Central Avenue, Downtown St Petersburg, FL.
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!
Contemporary Textiles, 2020. One of my pieces, "Green Gardens" has been chosen for this exhibition at Florida CraftART Gallery.