12" H x 12" W
Cohasset, the small seaside town where I live, is the perfect environment for growing hydrangea. The pH level of the soil determines the color, which can be pink, blue, purple or a combination of the three. The color of my fabric hydrangea is achieved by judicious selection of my hand painted and hand dyed fabric.
11" H x 16" W
Pansy Abstraction began with a photo taken of a pansy gracing the artist’s balcony. It was manipulated through a series of computer apps to achieve the fractured, unexpected palette. The metamorphosed image was printed on fabric and further altered through intense free motion quilting.
Litte Lake Butte des Morts in Fall
27" H x 9" W
Little Lake Butte des Morts in Fall was commissioned by a neighbor of the artist. The image represents the shared view. Fall colors were selected as they are the commissioner's favorite palette and season.
44" H x 33" W
ZenBlossoms was designed as a Zentangle and then translated from pen and paper to thread and cloth.
21" H x 24" W
The purchase of a hibiscus plant was just the motivation needed to create a new art quilt.
Little Lake Butte des Morts in Summer
44" H x 30" W
Every time I look up from my work I am treated to a view of Little Lake Butte des Morts. The water is in a constant state of flux. It can be calm and reflective, it can have mini whitecaps or in winter its frozen. Little Lake Butte des Morts in Summer is an attempt to capture a brief moment of lake life. It is the third piece made in 2011 to experiment with creating an abstract background that comes to life with a more representational, layered foreground.
30" H x 20" W
Every year I watch for the first hint of spring - the arrival of the crocuses. Often they push their way through the remnants of winter's snow. No matter how many times I witness their arrival the crocuses sing out to me with a chorus of hope. Spring Chorus is an amalgam of techniques and styles I have used in prior work, but in a new way. The underlying piecing structure is similar to my value shifting series. However, this time the shadows and light are determined by the sun, snow and crocuses versus an abstract shifting of value. The crocuses were created separately using thread painting. Once they were applied to the quilt canvas their leaves were thread painted directly onto the quilt.