After graduating from Edinboro University with a BS in Art Education and graduate studies at Indiana University concentrating in fabrics. I taught art in the Kiski Area School District for 33 years. I have always had an interest in fabric techniques. I enrolled in bead embroidery and felting classes after retiring in 2008. I discovered a passion for felting and have combined my love of flowers in my present work. Flowers have always been a source of inspiration in my work. Before felting my business, called TENDER BLOSSOMS, was started to dry and frame wedding bouquets.
As my enjoyment of the felting process grew, I began marketing my work at local art centers in Latrobe and Greensburg. This past year my work is sold at the Westmoreland Museum of Art, the Pittsburgh Center of the Arts and Robin’s Nest Gallery. I have participated in the Mt. Lebanon Artists’ Market, the Work of Our Hands Show, the Ligonier Farmers Market and Christmas Market. I look forward to participating in the Fair in the Park.