For many years I was a fiber artist, working at the Montpelier Art Center in Laurel, Maryland. After returning to school to get a BA in Studio Art, I changed my focus to mixed media. I often incorporate digital imagery and photography with painting, finding ways to combine or multi-layer these in collage and assemblage or with encaustics (painting with wax). I might work in different formats concurrently, and pieces that start as paintings may be photographed, manipulated digitally, and incorporated into mixed media pieces. This cross manipulation has lead me to call my works “visual explorations,” since the works are generally very intuitive and spontaneous.
My fiber work has been displayed at the Textile Museum; the Jewish Museum of Washington, DC; and at the Potomac Craftsmen Gallery in Virginia. My recent mixed media and encaustic work has been shown at the Dennis and Philip Ratner Museum in Maryland; the Edison Place Gallery in Washington, DC; the Circle Gallery in Annapolis; and The Art League Gallery in Virginia, as well as in local and national juried shows. My encaustic work is to be featured in a forthcoming book on encaustic monotypes by Dorothy Furlong-Gardner.