My love of art and nature started at a young age and has continued throughout my life. I am a wildlife biologist who has spent most of my adult life working with animals and the habitats in which they live. Nature is woven throughout everything I do, including the art I create.
Creating jewelry pieces using natural materials like minerals, bone or even sea glass polished by the action of the waves is fun and rewarding. I have even created pieces using fish leather!
Fiber has always drawn my interest, as a young child at my grandmother’s knee, I watched her take strips of wool and manipulate them into works of art. I never lost the desire to learn how to rug hook and was a recipient of a grant through the NH Council of the Arts. I was an apprentice to Ann Winterling, an extremely talented master rug hooker who took me under her wing and taught me the art of rug hooking and dyeing my own wool. This was the beginning of a love affair with fiber!
I also became interested in working with wool roving and silk using the wet felting process to create beautiful pieces to wear or for your home. Incorporating eco-dying with natural plants introduced another element. The learning continues and allows me to explore new methods and create unique pieces.