Tapestry | Painting
I have always been a visual person and as such was never a good history student. Although I was interested in hearing the stories, if there wasn’t a statue or painting involved, I couldn’t remember anything. My passion for making art led me to the Rhode Island School of Design and ultimately to teaching art at Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma. Along the way, I picked up tapestry weaving and was a partner in a collaborative studio in Tacoma that created large work for Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. I work out of my home studio and have pieces in public and private collections around the US. Most of my work now, whether in tapestry or painting, is focused on the environment, particularly the rivers in Washington. Every river tells a story and our watersheds are critical to the health of our environment. I hope my work causes the viewer to reflect on their own experiences with our rivers.