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My photography is influenced by my travels, both on foot and by bicycle. One day while wandering downtown, my muse tickled my sense of discovery with an introduction to window reflections. Observing the layered imagery within the reflection was a surrealism just beneath the surface. A double exposure illusion where the reflection became the reality, suggesting that nothing is ever what it appears to be. I was totally mesmerized at how a random street scene could be elevated to an art form. A harmony of light and movement. I try to capture reflections that will  shake up our visual muscles allowing you to see the unusual in the usual.

Please enjoy my variety of galleries and return often to see what is new. All of my images are available as prints. If you are local or visiting Knoxville, TN, my work is available downtown at The Art Market Gallery on 422 South Gay Street.


Active member:
The Art Market Gallery
Professional Photographers of East Tennessee
Arts & Culture Alliance
League of Scruffy Photographers

Fiber Art has been my passion and trade for most of my life. Over the years I have migrated from working with cotton quilting fabrics to the more versatile home decor fabric lines. Along the way, I have amassed a magpie’s nest of inspiring fabrics, cording, beads and unique found objects — waiting to be assembled into new creations.

I enjoy the challenge of creating vessel forms where I can push my own limits as well as the limits of technique and materials.The wide variety of patterns, texture and weave of designer fabrics allows me to create designs that impersonate other materials, so my work falls somewhere between quilting, basketry, pottery, and sculpture. 

Unlike clay, which can be molded into forms, fabric needs to be cut, folded, then stitched to achieve the desired shape — a fiber origami of sorts. Adding organic finds from nature, discoveries from salvage yards, and distinctive trims ensure a one-of-a-kind handcrafted piece of art.

For over a decade, I designed art quilts and self-published patterns/books through my company, The Picket Fence. I exhibited at International Quilt Festivals and trade shows across the United States. Teaching workshops included PBS, HGTV and many hands-on workshops. Although I am no longer actively designing under The Picket Fence, some patterns are available in limited quantities.

Please visit my online store for purchases.

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