Artist Statements | Bio

Artist Statement - Stitchings
My hand-stitched portraits and landscapes are interpretations in an Impressionist style. I developed a unique way to apply the threads in long, radiating stitches that define interlocking surface contours. The tightly-spaced smooth threads create reflective facets that give the work a sense of animation. I combine this Impressionist-style needlework with traditional embroidery that I learned as a child.

Artist Statement - Paper Constructions
My 3-dimensional, abstract collages are made with paper, hardware, and sewing notions. The papers used include annual reports, magazines, maps, skein bands, puzzle pieces, book jackets, and sundry other repurposed papers. The abstractions are often observations on nature and science. One 3-dimensional shape central to many of the works is a 10-faced polyhedron. Polyhedra occur often in nature—stacked, intertwined, and repeated over-and-over. In my art, as in nature, the shape itself dictates its position relative to other polyhedra.


1974-1978, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, BS in Advertising, with honors; studies included graphic design, art history, furniture history, life drawing, photography, and interior design

Art-Related Experience and Services
Founder and publisher (2004 - 2007) of Art Lover's Guide, an annual art guide and companion Web site covering Central Texas artists, galleries, and museums.

Founder of Tome Town (2007–2016) a design firm specializing in book design and page layout.