artist • feltmaker • curator • writer • educator • consultant
On this site you will see the three elements of my practice:
my consulting practice: Cultural Futures Associates
my feltmaking practice: Feltlines
As a consultant, my practice is “working for the future of the active engagement of people with creative action, the arts, heritage and museums”. I work in organizational development, creative facilitation, curatorial and collection projects, program and interpretive planning, writing reviews and exhibition catalogues, and advising on art acquisition and placement.
As an artist I am fascinated both by the subjects (physical, intellectual, emotional) and by the tactile experience of working with materials. As a result I find myself with two art practices: one working with paint, or pastels and collage on paper and on canvas; and the other, exploring fibre as a felt maker.
The felt work uses felting techniques for both ‘art pieces’ and for functional accessories such as scarves, hats and wrist warmers for fashion and bowls and objects for the home. Feltlines is the name attached to the felt works but it also can apply to my other work in which line is significant and on which felted fibres are often collages.
Throughout my career my core focus has been art education – whether in formal settings, in museum settings, for lifelong learning or for arts based learning to enhance our ability to work effectively in organizations. I continue to teach and give workshops.
I now live and work in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in the ‘old town’ which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.