What is a Textile Painting?

Textile paintings are soft, textured orignal art pieces, created with fabric, that hang on your wall.

Fabric is my paint.

The surprising texture comes from using soft, puffy batting inside and covering each piece in thick stitches of embroidery weight thread, forming wide tunnels or narrow coduroy rows.

Each delicious color is hand dyed, 1 yard at a time, during hot, Idaho summers right in my backyard. The subtle variations that come with hand dyeing add more dimension.

Finishing a room with a textile painting adds warmth and simple elegance.


How do I hang a textile painting?

Each textile painting has a sleeve handsewn onto the back.

A simple dowel rod with two eye screws, or a wooden slat with two predrilled holes, slides through the sleeve. The rod or slat hangs on the wall with just two nails.

The rod or slat is included with purchase.

Watch the video!

I hang Alinea #6 in less than 4 minutes. It’s simple.

How can I purchase a piece?

Simply contact me and tell me the following:

  • the name of the piece you would like to purchase
  • an address for shipping
  • whether you prefer to pay via PayPal or check.

(You do not have to have an account with PayPal in order to use it.)
I will then send you an invoice with a price quote for the shipping and packaging cost, which is extra.

If you are from Idaho I have to zap you for state taxes. The good news is that if you are local, I can meet up with you at the Flying M Coffeehouse for a cuppa to deliver your piece.

What type of payments do you accept?

I love payments via PayPal but you can also simply mail me a check if you want, no worries.


How will you ship my piece?

For shipments within the US, I ship Fed Ex Ground or USPS First Class mail. I ship all orders outside of the US via first class mail.


What if I don’t like my piece? Do you have a refund policy?

Oh, yes! You will have 14 days after you receive your piece to let me know in writing that you are not pleased with your purchase. I want you to love your piece! Please email me to initiate a return (or an exchange). Once the artwork has been returned to the studio, I will refund the price of the artwork. You will be responsible for the cost of shipping the piece back.

Does a textile painting have to be framed?

No. My art is absolutely beautiful on the wall as is and it arrives ready to hang. That is how I prefer to hang my art.

Of course, you can choose to have your piece framed after you receive it. I won’t judge you, I promise.


Side view of Alinea #7


Side view of Glimpse #5

How do I care for a textile painting?

Besides gazing adoringly at your modern piece the maintenance is very simple. Do not place your textile piece in direct sunlight, as the hand dyed fabric will fade over time. Simply roller the front with a lint brush as needed, perhaps once or twice a year. If you should ever need to store your art, it is best stored flat wrapped in acid free paper.

Do you have any pieces currently on exhibit? Where can I see your work in person?

You will find dates and addresses of current exhibitions on my Exhibition page.

If you are near Boise, Idaho or stopping through, come visit my studio. I love having visitors!

Just contact me to set up a time. I might even bake lemon bars if it’s not the middle of August. Stopping by my studio and seeing my work in person is the best way to get to know my art or to choose between two pieces.

Are the pieces you currently have on exhibit available for purchase?

Yes. After the exhibition is over you may take posession of your piece. I have had collectors wait until a piece finished traveling with an exhibit and they felt the exposure added to the history of their piece.

If you could be anything else in the world, besides an artist, what you would be?

An actress. You can walk out of a movie theater feeling so much. I’d like to be the one to leave lingering thoughts in your head. Touching someone’s emotions is a powerful thing.