I am a lifelong resident of North Ridgeville, Ohio, where my mother taught me to sew at a young age. I was always interested in art and began making collages in high school. Since graduating from Cleveland’s Cooper School of Art with a degree in Graphic Design I have worked in ad agencies as a graphic designer and print production specialist. The growth in my textiles has been influenced by classes at the Quilt Surface Design Symposium. An interest in improvisational comedy led to two years of classes at Second City Cleveland. I love to show humor in my pieces.

Artist Statement
My work combines cloth paper and paint to create a remembrance of the past in a contemporary way. I start with photos from the forties and fifties. The photos are scanned enlarged and printed on paper to be added to the painted background.

Juried Shows
The Quilted Surface VI
Ohio Designer Craftsman Best of 2010
FAVA Artist as Quiltmaker XIV
Ohio Designer Craftsman Best of 2009
Quilted Surface V
FAVA Artist as Quiltmaker XIII
Ohio Designer Craftsman Best of 2008
Quilt Surface Design Invitational 2007
Quilt National 2007
Ohio Designer Craftsman Best of 2006
Cleveland State University Biennial Show - Craft, 2005
Xonta Quilt Show, 2004

Exhibitions
Textile Art Association Member Show, Heights Art Gallery
Pop Shop Sugar Show
Pop Shop Pop the Top Show
Cooper School of Art Traveling Exhibit

Television
Quilting Arts TV, Season 1, Show 108

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