My award winning artwork incorporates my experiences in computer science and nature photography with fiber. I received a scholarship to attend the Quilt Surface Design Symposium in Columbus, Ohio. Then I was selected to be an Artist in Residence at the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. I was so excited about this opportunity as it was a dream come true for me.
Yours truly, during my Artist in Residency term at the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
What Doesn't Meet the Eye A photograph that was transformed on the computer and then printed on fabric.
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I am in the most exciting phase of my career to date. Everything I have done in my life up to this point has prepared me for the work I’m doing now with fiber art.
I received a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Florida in 1990 and began working at a software house. Artistic creativity was really pushing to manifest so I left that field and began working with fiber and color. At this point I had a “day job” as a Park Naturalist.
This career was a great step because I got to focus directly on my love of nature. I got heavily involved with nature photography and learning basic graphic design. I exhibited at art shows with Nature Photography from 2008 through 2016. I developed an award winning technique of layering one actual photograph on top of another. Now I only use photographs in my fiber work. My love of fiber is so strong that I have decided to focus on it.
In 2013 I began to combine and expand all experiences in fiber, graphic design, and nature photography in my textile art. One of the first techniques begins with layered photographs which are printed on fabric and then manipulated into a final piece of art.