Mixed Media Artist

About Me

San Leandro, California
I am a mostly retired Nurse who works enough to pay for a studio and art supplies. I have been making art all my life, with no formal degree-type training, beginning with sewing at an early age. I discovered the JOY of quilting when I realized how much I liked breaking rules and telling stories. Workshops in surface design and art quilting, mentoring and encouragement from quilt artists, discovering the magic of assemblage with found objects, has landed me right in the middle of a mixed media world of art. I have been making my art and keeping it mostly to myself, giving it away only when I felt it was safe to do so. Finally, I was convinced that in order to grow artistically, I had to open up my art world for others to see, to like or not, but to see. Please take a look. Any comments, suggestions are welcome.

May 6, 2012


The Art House, an art coop out of Brooklyn, NY (www.arthousecoop.com), runs weekly free art projects that anyone can participate in. In order to support these efforts, a self-portrait project was offered. For a small fee, a 4x4 mounted canvas was mailed to entrants on which we were to make a self-portrait. It gets mailed back and goes on display at the Brooklyn Art Library.

I used a piece of screen painted fabric for the background, adding a silhouette made out of a scrap of painted paper. I added various watch faces, gears and spring, bus token and key, meant to represent the wound-to-tight chaos that often occurs in my brain.

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