I create contemporary garments and accessories, combining unique hand painted designs, modern fabrics and fashionable styles. Each piece of fabric for my garments is designed by hand painting, applying discharge, devoré, resists, and washes. It is treated like a blank canvas on which my ideas and inspirations are portrayed. Painting each piece of fabric individually allows me to design not only a functional garment, but also a wearable work of art.
All of my garments and scarves begin as a solid white piece of fabric. I stretch each piece like a canvas and hand paint it using fiber reactive dyes. The fabric is then steam set and washed. I then cut and sew each piece of fabric into the garment or scarf you see at my home studio. I have no employees or assistants to do the work for me. This assures that every piece is truly one of a kind and created by my own hand.
Painting on fabric has allowed me to transform the images of the world I see around me into functional works of art. Throughout my life I have always been intrigued by form, color and design. I continue to try and find new ways to manipulate the fabric and express my impressions of the world around me. I hope you enjoy and appreciate the work and dedication that goes into each garment.