Since I was a small child, I’ve loved making things. Art has always been my favorite subject since kindergarten, through high school and beyond. I’ve sewn and done needlework since I was about 10 years old.
I was seriously into rosemaling, Norwegian stylized painting early on in my artistic exploration, followed by watercolor painting which I continued to do occasionally.
I spent many years making traditional quilts when my children were young and eventually moved on to art quilting and experimenting with fabric manipulation to support the materials needed in my art quilts.
Although I am mostly a self taught artist I have had numerous teachers through many workshops and classes who have helped me along the way. In 2007 I had two of my art quilts juried into the International Quilt Festival in Houston, where they both won awards. It was there that I discovered Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA.COM), an international group of artists who focused on textiles. In 2012 I became a Juried Artist Member of SAQA and am currently a co-rep for the Wisconsin/Illinois region. My artwork has exhibited throughout the world and won awards in numerous venues. I have assisted in curating several art quilt exhibits for SAQA and other organizations.
In the last few years I have expanded my work to include watercolors on fabric as well as paper and acrylic painting on fabric as well. I exhibit and sell my work in fine art exhibits, and I lecture and teach my technique and style. I want to help others realize their desires to create their personal art as well as pursuing my artistic journey.
I live in Shawano, Wisconsin and work out of my home studio.
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