In 1990 my husband and I moved to Hawaii, while there, I learned Traditional Japanese Shibori techniques and indigo dyeing from Temari, a center for Asian Arts in Honolulu. I also worked at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum of Culture and Natural History in Honolulu in the field of Art Conservation for 10 years.
In 2003, I began a 12-year Textile Collaboration with Bay Area Fashion Designer Catherine Bacon. This collaboration proved to be a pivotal turning point for my work with textiles. The Challenge of creating cloth for clothing collections and working with deadlines, helped me to grow in ways I never could have imagined.
In the Spring of 2016, we “retired” to the Bitterroot Valley in Western Montana. I have spent the last 6 years on a deep dive into my creative heart, watching my new journey unfold in bits and pieces at first and then picking up speed during 2020 and 2021.
My New Journeys with Paper and Mixed Media have me once again motivated and excited about all the new possibilities….stay tuned.