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My photography has been influenced by my travels, both on foot and by bicycle. Then one day while wandering downtown, my muse tickled my sense of discovery with an introduction to window reflections. When you observe the layered imagery within reflections, you'll notice a  surrealism that lies beneath the surface. A double exposure illusion where the reflection becomes the reality, suggesting that nothing is ever what it appears to be. These portrayals shake up our visual muscles allowing us 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 joy and trade for most of my life. Over the years I have migrated from working with cotton quilting fabrics to the more versatile designer 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.

Currently I am working on creating a line of Vessels or FiberWare, a term I have penned for this art form:) The wide variety of texture, weave, and pattern of designer fabrics allows me to create designs that impersonate other materials, so my work falls somewhere between quilting, basketry, pottery, and sculpture.

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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