I have a Fine Arts Degree and mainly paint with dye on silk and watercolors. I also create drawings and do award wining beaded jewelry some of which is for sale through my web site.
I discovered beading through my daughter and have enjoyed applying the same aspects of color, motion, and perspective design that I learned in my formal education and over 30 years of painting and drawing to jewelry design.
I have taught beading and micro macrame at national shows, retail stores and bead societies throughout the United States and the United Kingdom for more than 15 years. I have also written 4 “how to” books on Micro Macrame, which have sold over 25,000 copies worldwide.
My watercolors hang in private collections in Hawaii, Texas, Australia, California, Washington, Arizona, New York and Florida. I have been fortunate to be accepted at many juried shows and have won numerous awards. My paintings have shown at several one and two-person shows in Bay Area galleries, including Olive Hyde and Adobe. I have sold through galleries in Maui, Napa Valley, Sonoma, Carmel and Durango, Colorado.
My silk paintings use techniques similar to my watercolors but with dye and pen on stretched silk. I have written an article for the silk painters organization, SPIN, about aspects of my techniques.