My professional life is defined by my work with textiles. I earned an MFA in Fibers from the University of Oregon in 1995. I have a strong interest in Japanese textile techniques and was awarded a Japanese Foundation Artist Grant to study indigo dyeing in 1997. I traveled extensively in Japan, learning centuries-old art forms.
I was the fibers instructor at Lane Community College for thirteen years, teaching weaving and dyeing, and an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon. I have exhibited my work widely.
In 2010 I made the transition to dyeing only with plant dyes. As my work continues, the sense of place becomes more important. I collect what grows around me, and marvel at the chromatic range these plants deliver.