My world Wide Whispers Quilt, Looking In, Looking Out along with the other 12 from Canada and 12 each from Scotland, Ireland, Netherlands and USA have been travelling through Europe, the Mancusco shows in the US, Ireland, Scotland, England and Europe since 2018. The last stop was Quilt Canada in Edmonton in June. It will now be sent home. It was an honour to be chosen as the NB representative in this project which was organized by Kim Caskey of Edmonton Alberta.
I am now delivering virtual slide presentations of my work entitled The Journey. The presentation covers my progression as a fibre artist and includes my inspirations, thread paintings, wearable art, and wall quilts .
Some of my large matted and framed thread paintings can now be purchased at the artisan district ( formerly Botanicals) 610-612 Queen Street Fredericton NB. Hours are Tues.- Sat. 10-5 and Fri. 10-6.
The Oct. 23 Thread Painting class scheduled for the Andrew and Laura McCain Gallery in Florenceville- Bristol NB was postponed because of the covid 19 circuit breaker in that part of the district. It has been rescheduled to April 24, 2022.
I was excited and very pleased to recently learn that my piece Bank Machine Blues was chosen by Martha Sielman to include in her book on fibre artists who are inspired by birds. Martha is the Executive Director of Studio Art Quilts Associates ( SAQA).
My piece, Out of This World was accepted into the SAQA ( Studio Art Quilt Associates) Atlantic Regional Show , Commotion which opens on June 7 at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design in Sydney NS and will then travel throughout NS and NB until June 2023.
Inspired by photos from the Solar Orbiter I chose to paint images of the corona teaming with thousands of solar flares.The images revealed a multitude of small flaring loops, erupting bright spots and dark moving fibrils and have been called campfires. Usingthese energized charged particles, hundreds of time hotter than the sun displaying turbulence, turmoil and agitation as the impetus for my artwork, gave me a chance to express the feelings we have all shared during this tumultuous year.