Drawing and making things have been present in my life since childhood. I recently retired from the Department of Landscape Architecture at Ball State where I taught drawing and graphics, and design, and other professional courses. Originally my focus in college was Fine Arts, but an interest in Architecture took me in a different direction. After graduation I practiced in the Washington DC area, working on several projects that were more about the landscape than architecture, then embarked on a mid-life career change to study and teach landscape architecture.
With full-time teaching aside now, a return to making art has been a delight. Drawing with pen and pastel, I’ve also taken classes in printmaking, both on paper and fabric. I was surprised by a growing fascination with fabric and stitch – drawing lines with thread and making marks with dye – and have been making work to exhibit for over three years. I currently have three representational works in the Figures of Speech show at the Anderson Museum, and two abstract pieces that will be in Fabulous Fibers IV in the fall in Henderson, Kentucky.
As a member of the Muncie Art Guild, I’ve been showing work locally for the past several years, as well as with the Pendleton Artists Society, where I’m also a member. Both organizations do a great deal toward bringing art into the community in our area, and I’m pleased to be a part of that effort.
Old National: Quiet Space, 2019 [quilt; machine quilted, dyed fabric], 34” x 23”
NorthWest Bank: Milkweed I, 2020 [linocut print], 14” x 16”
Vera Mae’s: Red Tree in the City, 2020 [monoprint] 9”x 12”
Parlour Salon: Milkweed II, 2020 [hand stitched linocut print on cloth] 14”x 10”
Rosebud CoffeeHouse: Horse Dreams, 2021 [pastel] 12” x 14”
Milkweed 2. 8" x 10", Linocut on fabric, hand stitched 2020
Leaves Dancing 18" x 24, cyanotype with appliques, and hand machine stitched , hand-dyed silk border 2019
2021 MAG Annual Show Award Recipient
1st Place Fibers
Rowdy and Mr. T Scratch the Itchy Spots
1st Place Pastel
2020 MAG Annual Show Award Recipient
Horse of Another Color - 36" x24" Commercial Fabric. Machine stitched.
2nd Place in the Mixed Media category