I have a relationship with trees. Is it an reaction to the dry plains of Colorado where I grew up? Am I atavistically programmed to seek out shelter amidst the trees? I don’t really know; I just know that there are a lot of them in my art.

Avebury Oaks: Tree Trunks  V


21" x 21"


Sacred Threads, 2017

The magic of the oak trees inside the Avebury stone circle inspired me with their timeless mystery. I imagined the trees centuries from now as they fade into memory




Ghost Trees: Tree Trunks IV


21" x 16"


On Edge, 2018.  Edge Gallery, Lakewood, Colorado

Reflections, 2017. FRCQ Exhibit at Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, Colorado

This piece tries to capture the mystery of a solitary tree trunk, standing sentinel, perhaps after a fire?  Memories (ghosts?) of past trees and leaves enhance the solitude. While memories of the past heighten our sense of loss, our memories also bring us comfort. 



Tree Trunks


25" x 38"

Private Collection

Art Quilt Elements, 2016. Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania

Based on my photo of a silver-leafed poplar.  A tree can capture my imagination; can I capture the magic of a tree with pieces of fabric and stitching? 




Aspens  IV


30" x 40"

Corporate Collection

Sacred Threads,  2015. Herndon, Virginia and traveling exhibit.