Current Exhibits

Animals with Attitude at Hazel
1581 South Pearl, Denver
July 1 – 31, 2019

Opening reception July 5, 2019 • 5 – 9 PM

FACE of Fiber in the Rockies 2019
Art Center of Estes Park, Estes Park, CO
June 7 – July 14, 2019


A portrait of a cherished pet makes a wonderful gift or a lasting memory of a good friend.

Your pet’s portrait can be commissioned in fabric collage to just about any size you would like. All I need is a good, clear color photograph of the animal.

Please contact me so we can discuss your options.


Available Works


Fabric Collage, 2015 / 20″ x 20″/ Framed $1100

Summer Camp

1st Place—Raining Cats and Dogs, IQF 2014. Fabric Collage Quilt, 2014 / 39″ x 39″/ $3000

Pi X 2

The beloved neighbor cat that has taken possession of my front porch. Fabric Collage, 2015 / 20″ x 24″/ Framed $1200


Fabric Collage, 2015 / 20″ x 20″/ Framed $1100


About Me

I spend as much time as I can around animals with camera in hand. When I get back to the studio, I study the expressions and body language I caught with the camera. When a particular animal jumps out at me and has something to say, I will listen and translate for the viewer.

That begins the process of choosing color, be it natural or expressive, as a starting point. I dive into the extensive collection of fabric that fills the bookcase in my studio. Some of this is commercial fabric, new and old, or fabric that has been hand-dyed or hand-painted. Recently there has been an influx of mono-printed/stamped fabrics I have created to add to the palette.

I know everything is coming together when I have to force myself from the studio for meals or to sleep at night. That devotion is rewarded when viewers become emotionally involved with the piece and tell me stories about the animal. I know I have done my job if they can look into the animal’s eyes and know this is a sentient being.