Landscapes
My vision for a fabric landscape is based on traditional landscape paintings featuring prominent geologic formations and trees, composed to convey a sense of endless depth. My subject matter is most often the Colorado mountains.
 
A photograph may provide inspiration and structure for my composition. But instead of replicating the photograph, I use the color and texture of my chosen fabrics to inspire the shapes of the elements in my work, and how they interact with light and shadow. I cut out small pieces of fabric in the color I'm after, and machine applique onto the work. To finish the piece, I use free-motion quilting and thread painting to bring the fragments together into a pleasing piece of art. 
 
 
 
 
High Meadow
2019 
12 inches by 12 inches
 
$400
 
High Meadow is one of a series in my experimentation with different techniques using fabric and thread to capture my observations of the mountains. How can I create light, shadow and depth with fabric and thread?
 
 
 
Headed Down from the Pass
2019
12 inches by 12 inches
 
$400
 
Headed Down from the Pass is part of a series experimenting with different techniques using fabric and thread to capture my observations of the mountains. I want to capture the relationship between fragments of different geological elements, light and shadow on rocks and trees, and the beckoning of the far horizon.
 
 
 
Salkantay Mountain 
2019 
27 inches by 40 inches
 
Corporate Collection
 
I paint with fabric and thread. When trekking in the Andes of Peru, Salkantay Mountain left an indelible memory. Trip photos served to refresh that memory from the trek. Life-long observations of the Rocky Mountains near my home helped me recreate the essence of a typical mountain landscape with specific touches inspired by Salkantay Mountain. I appliquéd fragments of garment fabrics, quilting cottons and hand-painted silk to create depth and texture, and used free-motion machine thread painting to enhance the sense of depth.
 
 
 

 

 
  • Sand Dunes IV
    2016
    19 inches by 24 inches
     
    $900
     
    Fourth, larger iteration of iconic view of Sand Dunes National Monument in Colorado. This piece is inspired by the contrast of sand dunes and vegetation in the Sand Dunes National Monument in Colorado.  Using fabric and thread to capture my observations of nature provides one more way to experience the essence of the outdoors.
     
     
     
     
     
    Blue Forest
    2013
    26 inches x 12 inches
     
    $500
     
    Juried into "Monochrome," R Gallery, Boulder, Colorado, February 2020; and
    "Abstracting the West," Laramie Art Quilters, 2016
      

     I am intrigued by forests and how trees disappear into the distance.  I wanted to portray this in a monochromatic color scheme.

     

     

     

     

     

    Peaceful Pond
    2014
    12 inches by 12 inches
     
    $300
     

    The quiet serenity of a pond in winter rejuvenates me. I know that spring will come and that this period of rest will make spring even better. 

     

     

     

     
    Solitude
    2019
    29 inches by 53 inches
     
    Private Collection
     

    Inspired by a photo I took in Glacier National Park, this piece reflects my continuing inspiration by the Rocky Mountains disappearing into the background and my love of trees.  

     

 

Rabbit Ears Pass II
  • Rabbit Ears Pass II  

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    2016 
    20 inches by 28 inches
     
    private collection
     
    First Prize, Lincoln Gallery 2017 Regional Fine Art Show
    Thompson Valley Art League
      

 

Sky
2015
12 inches by 18 inches
 
Private Collection
 
Exhibited at the Loveland Art Museum, Loveland Colorado, April - September, 2019
Juried into "Abstracting the West"
Laramie Art Quilters, 2016
 

This is an exploration of how to capture the expanse of the western sky

 
 
  
 
Rabbit Ears Pass
2015
12 inches by 12 inches
 
SAQA Benefit Auction Quilt, 2015
 
Private Collection
 
 
 

 

Confluence
2016
12 inches by 12 inches
 
SAQA Benefit Auction Quilt 2016
 
Private Collection
 
 

 

 
 
Secrets of the Forest
2013
23 inches by 20 inches
 
Juried into Sacred Threads, 2015
 
Private Collection
 
 
 
 
 
Front Range and Hogback. 
2013 
26 inches by 40 inches.
 
Not for Sale
 
Juried into Front Range Contemporary Quilters 25th Anniversary Show; and
Abstracting the West, Laramie Art Quilters
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
Pine Tree Study II
2014 
12 inches by 12 inches
 
Private Collection
 
Juried into SAQA regional show "Small Wonders"
 
 
 
 
 
Sand Dunes III 
2012 
13 inches x 17 inches
 
Not for Sale
 
 
 
View of Barga, Tuscany
  2011
18 inches by 22 inches
 
Private Collection.