Art has always been an important part of my life. I want to be surrounded by it, whether I am collecting, making, or just enjoying it. My mother was inspirational to me. She paints and does pen and ink. I grew up watching and dabbling. I chose fiber as my medium. What started as a hobby to provide baby quilts to my cousins has turned into a passion and a lifes work. I use fabric as others use paint. Color is an important aspect of all my work. I began creating landscapes out of fabric to mimic photographs real or imagined.