Rochester, New York

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ARTIST BIO

The Journey of my Mind to Visual

Creativity for me is wild and colorful.  I love working in the abstract because it gives me a sense of freedom. Starting my journey in 2000 with a traditional quilt class, I moved to creating my own designs with commercial fabrics to my own hand-dyed and painted fabrics. Each piece is created with bold colors and passion. Inspiration for my art comes from something intriguing that I may have seen while traveling, a new idea to try, my emotions at the time of creation or just letting my inner child go wild. 

Although my educational background does not include formal art training, I have taken many classes from well-known art quilters, dyers, and surface designers.  I was also fortunate to have a mother that made many beautiful quilts by hand (pieced and quilted).  

At this point and time in my life, I have the time, passion, and energy to dedicate to my journey from the mind to visualization.  The journey continues as I create more and experiment with various other surface designs. I hope that my journey will allow me to motivate others to find their creativity regardless of their age or previous background. As a child we had that creative ability and now we must explore to find it again.

 

PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS

IT'S ALL RELATIVE
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
2018

GLOBAL MURMURS
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK 
2017  JUROR'S CHOICE AWARD

THE VIEW  
OLD FORGE, NEW YORK
2008, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

QUILTS=ART=QUILTS  
AUBURN, NEW YORK
2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2019

QUILTERS HERITAGE CELEBRATION
LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA
2006, 2007, 2008

NATIONAL QUILTERS ASSOCIATION
COLUMBUS, OHIO
2006, 2007, 2008

AQS
PADUCAH, KENTUCKY
2007, 2008

WILLIAMS-INSALACO GALLERY
FINGER LAKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE
CANANDAIGUA, NEW YORK
2008

MAGNIFICANT INSPIRATION:  THE ART QUILT
MEMORIAL ART GALLERY
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
2008

BOUNTIFUL HARVEST:  A CORNICOPIA OF FIBER ARTS
CANANDAIGUA, NEW YORK
2006

COMMON THREADS
ARTS & CULTURAL COUNCIL FOR GREATER ROCHESTER GALLERY
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
2007

THE MAIN STREET GALLERY
NATIONAL SMALL ART QUILT WORKS EXHIBITION
GROTON, NEW YORK
2008

QUILT ODYSSEY
HERSHEY, PENNSYLVANIA
2008

PENNSYLVANIA NATIONAL QUILT EXTRAVAGANZA
NEW HOPE, PENNSYLVANIA
2008

WORLD QUILT SHOW
MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE
2006, 2007

DENVER NATIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL
DENVER COLORADO
2007

GREECE PUBLIC LIBRARY

ROCHESTER NY

FEATURED ARTIST - MARCH, 2019

RAFA EXHBITION
GALLERY 384
MARCH 1 - 22, 2019

2019 ARTIST'S ROW
ROCHESTER, NY