I am a practicing studio artist. My fiber sculptures, paintings and mixed media art emulate the two places I live. I love the intensity of the natural environment of each place and the contrast between them. The south shore of Lake Superior holds magical water, dense forests and lush vegetation, while the southwest provides an arid desert, rugged mountains mixed with native cultures.
Experimentation plays a big role in my personal approach to art. I use many different materials and techniques to join fibers together, paint on canvas, or work in mixed media to arrive at unique conceptual pieces. My goal is to allow the pieces to develop, given the characteristics of the materials and the influences from my environment.
I have shown my work in local, regional, national and international exhibitions. Currently I am represented by the Bell Street Gallery on Madeline Island, LaPointe, WI; and previously at the Obsidian Gallery in Tucson, AZ.
My work is in private and corporate collections across the country. I have shown my work in over 30 juried regional, national and international exhibitions. These include painting and mixed media shows in Madison, Eau Claire, Stevens Point and Door County, WI. They also include invitational shows at Fiber Arts International, Textile Study Guild of New York, Textile Center in Minneapolis, and a fiber show in Sainte-Marie Aux Mines, France.
I have a MA in Textile and Design at eh University of Iowa and taught studio art at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for 17 years. I currently teach workshops in fiber and painting in Tucson and in my Herbster studio.
Saturday 2pm and 4pm.