For several years I have been experimenting with an exciting collage method that involves altering papers (fun and endless possibilities), coating them with acrylic medium, layering, and fusing with a heated tack iron onto a paper foundation. I might crinkle a brown paper bag, coat it with gesso, mark the gesso while wet and finally add layers of paint. It doesn't stop there. Each piece is glazed, shadowed, enhanced with Neocolor II crayons, acrylic paint, and finally sealed with UV varnish. Most pieces are mounted on deep cradled artist panels and others are matted and framed.

For twenty years my focus was quilting; I lectured and taught quilt classes throughout the Midwest and at Sievers School of Fiber Arts on Washington Island, WI. I created countless commissioned quilted works for homes, banks, hospitals and offices. A Wisconsin Arts Board Individual Artist Grant led to the creation of my largest quilted work, a 9-foot by 15 foot piece titled “Earthswept.” My work gained a reputation for excellent craftsmanship and attention to detail.

My collage and quilted work can be found in Japan, Costa Rica and throughout the Midwest in hospitals, insurance companies, banks, public buildings and private homes. Some of my commissions include UW-Madison Hospitals and Clinics, Mayo Clinic Charter House (Rochester, MN), Samaritan Bethany (Rochester, MN), Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance (Milwaukee, WI), The Appleton Heart Institute (Appleton, WI) and the Children's Music Network Magic Penny Award.