Born Cape Town, South Africa 1945


Education

Graduated Rada London 1968 Diploma in speech drama majoring in radio broadcasting and costume design.

1972 Graduated Erik Laubser School of Fine Arts Cape Town. Earned diploma in fine arts majoring in sculpture and drawing.


Emigrated to United States 1979


Achievements

Jewelry

Owned and operated my own belt and jewelry business. Sold to many exclusive galleries and boutiques including Henri Bendel.

Hand crafted and designed the buckles and jewelry myself. Taught workshops in wax and supervised programs at the Great Neck Adult Education Art School. Won an award for enamel pin in juried Long Island Craftsman Show at Chelsea Mansion.

Fabric Design

Did freelance fabric designing and taught workshops on different techniques of hand painting on silk and cotton. Worked at the Long Island Craftsman Guild and the Sid Jacobson Y.H.A.

Printmaking

Worked in the Ruth Leaf Studio 1985-1990

Did etching and mono printing. Invited to join a group co-op. Sold and exhibited at Art Expo in New York, Chicago and many galleries nation wide.

1993 began quilting and making wearable art. Won honorable mention at the national wearable art contest in Paducah Kentucky. Exhibited and was a feature artist at the Mills Pond wearable art extravaganza for two years. Accepted for the national wearable art contest in Fort Washington PA, where I won first prize for the best amateur ensemble. Invited to participate in the 1997 Fairfield Wearable Art Show.

Teach at the Great Neck Adult Education Art Program, The Great Neck Art School, The Syd Jacobson Y, and the Long Island Craft Guild. I give workshops on different techniques of handpainting and dying on silks and cotton, design and composition. I also teach sculpture. I think of my wearable art as moving sculptures.


March 2002 Distinction Magazine featured a 6 page article on the group I exhibit with with many photographs.

Featured in Quilters News letter, and American Quilter Magazine