Bio & Statement
I have been creating quilts since 2000. My work reflects my passion for color, pattern and texture. I have an Associate Arts degree from Montgomery College and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland. My awareness as an African American gives my work its particular character. My work has been widely exhibited in the U.S. and appeared in several publications. I often work in a series to create unified, cohesive and coherent related bodies of work, such as my Mask, Creation and Circle series. Member affiliations are: Art Impact International, American Quilter's Society, Uhuru Quilting Guild, Art Sewciety and SAQA.
I am a quilter and mixed media artist. My style is contemporary. My medium is quilting and I work with textiles, print, and paint. When I discovered the art of quilting in 2000, all of my creative experiences came together. These creative experiences are my educational art skills, sewing and designing skills, and mixed media/crafting skills. I often develop an idea in my head and work it out in cloth and or on paper. Quilted layers are held together with colorful stitching by hand, free motioned stitches and freeform embroidery. My purpose is to express myself with fabric that is representative of my heritage, background and beautiful to my eye. My quilted art pieces are designed to be hung on a wall, as a table covering or draped over a piece of furniture. My main goal during studio time is to stay focus and disciplined on my work
Silver Spring, Maryland