“Harvest Time” - Hooked Wool Rug


I have always been a creative person interested in the arts but didn’t start formal training until my late 30’s when my two daughters were in high school. My art training began at the York Academy of Arts, York, PA, as a part time student. After learning the basics, I entered The Schuler School of Fine Art in Baltimore, MD. It was at Schulers in their five year full time program of intensive study that I began my journey as a professional artist. I completed their five year program and graduated in 1985. I taught at the Mitchell School of Fine Art in Baltimore, MD, for 10 years, exhibited professionally and won many awards.

My creative nature keeps me forever searching for new ways to express myself. The love of fabric and texture is obvious in my paintings. I have been attending the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival for many years. It has always been a visual delight of color, texture and wool fabrics for me. Thus, the beginning of my journey into rug hooking. I love the feel of wool  from the lambs, the sheering, the spinning, all the way to the yardage of beautiful wool textures. With the art of rug hooking, I start by creating the design, then dying the wool and cutting the strips of wool yardage. As soon as I start actually hooking the rug the painter in me takes over and each pull of the loop becomes a stroke of the brush.

Designing and selling my patterns is a natural progression. The rewarding part is seeing my designs hooked so many different ways.


About Me

Oil Painting