I began experimenting with fabric and surface design around 1970, and have always had a studio where I can
continue to create. I combine my background in painting with a love of fabric design and functional artwork.
Strong, vivid color combinations are my specialty. Experimenting is a consistent joy; I draw my design inspiration
from natural forms and the interplay between negative and positive space. First and foremost, I am a painter.
I use only the best quality silks. My favorite is 16.5mm stone-washed crepe
de Chine due to its luxurious texture, with chiffon as a close second. 19.5mm silk satin charmeuse is to die for.
The fine "hand" of the silk is unaffected by wax or resists because I apply dye directly to the scarves, thickened
with a seaweed-based thickener. Fiber-reactive dyes bind chemically with the fibers and are permanently
vibrant. Each scarf and necktie is a signed original painting. My floral designs are done from life, not from
photographs; I don't know digital tricks and would never use them if I did.