Art has been a part of my life since I was a very small child. My mother loved to create in many forms: sketching, oil painting, crochet, knit, embroidery. I grew to love being a creative and was always trying to find a way to make something instead of buy it.
In my early 40's I left retail to start my own long arm machine quilting business. It was during that time I could really explore different kinds of continuous line artwork and look for a signature style. It was also during that time that I met my husband and we began the long, stressful process of his immigration to America from England. I turned to dot art as a way to soothe my tired nerves, and I never stopped painting. Soon I was dabbling in watercolor, alcohol ink, and colored pencil.
In January 2022, I decided to give up quilting to focus on surface pattern design as my last career. I live on the St Croix River on the MN/WI border with my husband, daughter, 6 cats, and a bossy shih tsu.