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The beauty of the North Carolina Mountains is unparalleled. Working with wool fiber roving and other natural fibers I try to create 2D works of art that depict the beauty I see.
Having grown up in an artistic family art has always been a huge part of my life. My mom was a professional artist and was always dragging us to art shows and exhibits. I remember watching her in her studio for hours while she painted and longed for the day that I too could create beautiful works of art. After raising my family and working for the Escambia County Schools in Pensacola, Fl. I retired in 1998 and began pursuing my encore career as a fiber artist. While continuing to make authentic mohair teddy bears, something I began doing for my grandchildren, I branched out marketing them through shows and shops. I became intrigued with needle felting, a dry felting technique, and took classes at John C Campbell Folk School to learn the technique. I also began taking watercolor classes to learn the fundamentals of landscape painting.
In 2013 life changes made it possible for me to relocate to Hendersonville NC and return to the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina I had visited so often. In 2014 my fiber landscapes and teddy bears were juried into the Southern Highland Craft Guild, a goal I had set for myself after my first visit to a Southern Highland Craft Fair in 2000. I am extremely proud to be a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. I primarily work with wool fibers and create fiber landscape paintings using needle felting and wet felting. North Carolina provides an endless array of possibilities for landscapes and I often can be seen driving the Blue Ridge Parkway and taking photographs for future work. I love what I do