I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way––things I had no words for. ––Georgia O’Keeffe
I am a self-taught artist with a love of color, other cultures, textiles and surface design. Back when I was a student at the University of Michigan, I would sit everyday in class with my rapidograph pen and journal, doodling the time away.
One day I felt a tap on my shoulder from the guy sitting behind me who whispered in my ear: “you are a great artist, I love your work.” He used the word “work” for my silly doodles and I was shocked but thrilled. Little did that guy know but his comment made me start seriously exploring art with a new-found confidence.
I gravitated towards fabric design. I had always loved fashion and this was a great combination.
I love watching a plain fabric take life, whether it’s cotton, rayon or silk. Fabric painting led to painting on every other surface available to me.
My studies of Anthropology and Languages inform my aesthetic greatly, including an interest in the patterns and colors of India. Having lived in Israel for many years was also an enormous influence. Surrounding myself with color has always fueled my passion in every aspect of my life.
I hope you love my work as much as I love creating it.