I grew up in Michigan and Pennsylvania before settling in central Ohio. I have a BA in English Literature from Waynesburg College and a BFA in Illustration from the Columbus College of Art and Design. After working for many years as an illustrator-for-hire, I fell in love with textiles and began making contemporary narrative art quilts. I love stories, I love telling stories in a visual medium. I work in fabric because of the tactile and textural qualities inherent in cloth, and I do narratives because the story is a natural starting point for me.
I have exhibited my textiles nationally and internationally and am an Ohio Arts Council Fellowship Award recipient. I have twice gotten awards at the Ohio Designer Craftsmen Best of Exhibits, in 2014 and 2018. I teach adult workshops as well as artist in the schools.
When not in my studio, I work at Goodwill Art Studio and Gallery, creating art with adults with disabilities.
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