ARTIST STATEMENT


Thanks for looking.  If you’re trying to find a label for my art, your search may take a long time.  My art is like my ideas of life—I love everything, I’m curious, and I celebrate the good and the not so good.  If you understand this, then you’ll understand why I’m a mixed media artist.

My canvas is a stage where my heart’s expressions get to dance.  I create work with bright, happy colors when I’m joyful.  When I’m in a serious, contemplative mood, the colors and images of my work reflect my state of mind.  Because I also enjoy writing, all of my artwork has a poem, an essay or a thought-provoking phrase as a companion.

My work is inspired by my love for my family and friends, especially my three daughters, my two grandchildren, my husband and my mom.


MEMBERSHIPS:

Hawaii Island Network of Artists (HINA), an organization whose mission is to educate the public about the value and significance of artists and makers, both traditional and contemporary, working in the mediums of clay, fiber (including kapa and lauhala), glass, metal, mixed media, wood, painting, and photography.

Dallas Area Fiber Artists (DAFA), an organization whose mission is to promote and advance fiber art with the education of its members and the public through exhibitions, workshops, wearable art style shows, and educational activities.

Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development and documentation.

SAQA-Texas.


Helping to change the world one artwork at a time by supporting these organizations:

September 2012 — "Chairs for Charity" Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise — Chairs for Charity 2012 Event Supporting Scholarships for the Arts — painted chair

December 2011 — "Chairs for Charity" Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise — Chairs for Charity 2011 Event Supporting Scholarships for the Arts — painted chair

Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative — Fundraising to support Alzheimer’s research. Contribution goal of $1,000 achieved in 2007. Contribution goal of $1,000 exceeded in 2008. Amount raised to date: $6.014.50.

Fiberart for a Cause, Collage Mania — Fundraising to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Breaking Traditions, With One Voice — Fundraising to benefit the American Cancer Society.