I am a bead and fiber artist. "Painting with beads" is how I describe my work. Beads are my "paint." Needle and thread are my "brushes." Wool fabric is my "canvas." My paintings express my sense of PLACE, my deep appreciation for and unique relationship with the shores of Lake Superior and forest trails of Northern Minnesota. From this picture book world I paint my impressions of the familiar yet ever changing patterns of light and color that delight and excite the senses. Through my work I invite the viewer to share a connection to nature, the abundant variety, peace, and beauty of this Place.