Portfolio

I am a curious person and can become easily bored with repetition.  I love exploring new ideas and techniques and have found that discoveries in one media often spill over into another.  I dislike labels.  I am an artist.

My primary focus in recent years has been art created with textiles, art reusing and reinventing time honored techniques enhanced by the addition of new art materials and techniques. Art journaling, book making and jewelry making are relatively new pursuits.  Work with acrylic and watercolour paints have ebbed and flowed throughout my art career. Clothing design and ‘wearable art’ will always be a creative outlet.

I invite you to browse, to enjoy or critique.  I appreciate feedback.

Acrylic

When I started to work with acrylics I loved the depth of colour I could achieve in my paintings.


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Albuquerque Tiles

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Canyon View

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Dry Spot

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Books & Art Journals

I have recently discovered the fun of creating small books and art journals to complement my more ambitious art work.


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Journal Quilt – D is for December

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Journal Quilt – F is for Flu and Fog

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Journal Quilt – B is for Fresh Beginnings

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Fibre Art & Quilts

Recently my love of quilting has transitioned to fibre art.


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Peacock Hanging – First project of 2017

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Dogwood – Fibre Art

Memories of spring travel on the west coast,...

Cherry Blossoms – Fibre Art

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Jewelry & Beading

Making jewelry and creating beaded items is a relatively new interest, thanks to some very creative ladies I met during my RV travels.


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Crochet and Bead Necklace

 Name Crochet and Bead Necklace Description This...

Crochet and Bead Bracelet

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Beaded Cabochon Necklace 1

Name Beaded Cabochon Necklace 1 Description...

Mixed Media

I find myself dabbling in mixed media these days! I can’t help it! Sometime my love of texture takes the form of combining media and ephemera into assemblage!


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Granny Alice 1888 – 1974

Name Granny Alice 1888 – 1974. Medium...

Grandma Bella – 1891 – 1965

Name Grandma Bella 1891 – 1965. Medium...

Mom Evelyn 1922 – 2010

Name Mom Evelyn, 1922 – 2010. A part of...

Watercolour

Watercolour was my first serious venture into ‘fine’ arts and I immediately fell in love with the medium.


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Autumn in Alberta

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Leaving the Lake

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Stormy Skies

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Wearables

Today, I continue to sew garments – mainly to make a statement piece I could never afford to buy, even if I could find it in a store! I’ve dabbled in smocking dresses for my granddaughter and great-nieces. That’s what you will find here!


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Recycled Fabric ‘Campfire’ Jacket

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Samurai Armour Inspired Coat

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‘Memories of Arizona’ Vest Ensemble

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Just For Fun!

When I was browsing through my files I realized that there were a number of items that would not fit into the traditional art portfolios but they were thing I wanted to share! This section is ‘Just for Fun!


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Christmas Tree Ornament

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Rink Rug – Recycle a bin full of tartan skirts?

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Quilted Bargello Wedge Curved Table Runner

These table runners were prepared as promotion...