A Happy Accident

Paint + Embroidery

I started embroidering into my paintings a couple of years ago as a way to incorporate an interesting texture. What started out as experimenting with multiple mediums, ended up being a defining element in my style. I love the hand-made quality that the stitching brings to each painting and it relates to the work created by many of my family members who are avid knitters and fans of needlepoint. Growing up with artistic men and women who used simple supplies to create light-hearted decorations and artwork inspires the imagery and hand-made processes that I use in my paintings.