artist statement 
I love anything to do with fabric, stitch and dyeing, especially eco dyeing.

In 2015, I launched my eco fashion collection, and I am thrilled with the response so far! I sell them and my art at events, markets and online .

My background is teaching, community work and management. My current life has been built on all that, as well as my love of creating.

I grew up in Canada, was born to Dutch parents, and now live in Tasmania, Australia.

I'm married to Ian, and we have 2 adult kids and 2 grandchildren. I love all of them to bits!

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These photos are examples of my surroundings in this beautiful Australian island state.  I live in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and I am so blessed to be able to enjoy it every day. We are currently building a new home on a property of 21 acres near Mt. Elephant.  Since half of our land is bush, I can forage for plant materials for my eco dyeing to my heart's content.  I also am privileged to have permission to access other people's property and gardens.  I harvest as sustainably as I can, to reduce my impact on the environment and to encourage new growth.