I come from generations of textile artists. My mother is an award-winning weaver in my home town of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. My grandmother painted watercolors, and made beautiful needle- and crochet- works. My great-grandmother crocheted, among many other things, two tour-de-force banquet-sized lace table cloths.
I hold degrees in journalism, with a minor in English, and a Ph.D. in textile design and chemistry, with a minor in statistics. I helped found Theater Tesseract (now Next Act) in Milwaukee in the 1980’s; With so many varied interests the subject matter in my artwork ranges from color studies with science-related underpinnings, to intricate fabric recreations of favorite photos.