neldaA design class, which I attended at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art in 1995, connected me with a group of fiber artists and inspired me to become an artist. While working full-time as a programs manager for the State of Alaska, I enrolled in art classes at the University of Alaska Anchorage and select workshops around the United States. In recent years, I have studied with fine art painters Anne Blair Brown, Susan Seabeary, Nicola Wheston and Bill White.

My fiber paintings have been juried numerous times into the national and international exhibitions. Two received the Award of Distinction at Quilt Nihon in Japan. Another received the Domini McCarthy Award at Quilt National. In 2006, I was artist-in-residence at the Weir Farm Historic Site in Wilton CT.

My art is in public and private collections. Corporate and museum collections include the Alaska Center for Ear Nose and Throat, Anchorage Women’s Clinic, Credit Union 1, Dansko, Inc., KeyBank, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, Peter Gray Art Museum, and Visions Art Museum.

Many galleries, museums, and other venues, including the U.S. Embassies in Moscow, Cape Town, Podgorica, and the U.S. NATO Embassy in Brussels, have exhibited my work.

My work is featured in a Lark Books publication, ‘Masters: Art Quilts, Volume 2’.