LOVE ANIMALS, FABRIC, AND HAVE AN ADDICTION TO JIGSAW PUZZLES?

I Do!

Puzzles are now available from Fine Art America. I currently have 17 images available as 500 or 1000 piece puzzles. If you don’t see your favorite let me know. I might be able to upload it for you. Click Here to start shopping.

Walk on the Wild Side catalog available on Amazon CLICK HERE to purchase.

Signed copies available at Lyons Quilting

and the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.

 

Visit my Lyons Lair Studio located upstairs at

Lyons Quilting • 42 East Main, Lyons, CO

Hours: By Appointment 10 AM – 4 PM

 

 

Commissions

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.

FAQs…

Available Works

Clara

Osprey that nested near the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont, CO. Fabric Collage, 2015 / 20″ x 20″/ Framed $1100

Chance

This fox is a regular visitor on her nightly rounds looking for food. Fabric Collage, 2018 / 20″ x 20″ / Framed $1100. @ R Gallery, Boulder, CO May 26—June 27, 2021

Tiger Eyes

Tiger Eyes is the third in a series of works based on the wolves living at Mission: Wolf in Colorado. Tiger and his sister, Rosie Valkyrie, were born in 2013. Fabric Collage Quilt, 2013 / 48″ x 32″ / $3840

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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.