Silk PaintingI am a silk painter in Portland, Oregon, creating silk art and fashion - necklaces, scarves, shawls, wall art and other creations.

All of my work is individually hand painted on fine 100% silk, so each piece is one of a kind. I use a resist to draw in the lines, and apply all the color using silk dyes and a brush. Some pieces are adorned with semi-precious gem stones or delicate chain fringe. The colors are steam-set, so they are colorfast and hand-washable.

I love rich colors and flowing organic shapes. Much inspiration comes from the forests of the northwest. When not at the Portland Saturday Market, or other art shows I work from my studio in Northwest Portland.

I am happy to do custom or wholesale work. Please contact me to talk about it.

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Latest Blog Entries

  • Market Season Begins

    I just wanted to let the internet world know that Portland Saturday Market has started up again (I’m writing this from my booth). I’ll be here tomorrow as well. Next weekend, March 6-8, my work will be up at a… more>>

  • Silk Painting with Natural Dyes – In Depth

    This is my latest extreme research project. It is possible to find information on silk painting with synthetic dyes, and natural dyes for immersion fabric dyeing, but there’s almost nothing out there about silk painting with natural dyes. Hence, I’m… more>>

  • Natural Dyes for Silk Painting

    I’ve been up to my ears in a research project for moving to natural dyes that I make myself for my silk painting. It’s definitely more work, but it feels earthy and wonderful, like alchemy. This is something that I… more>>

Secret waterfall near my house. :)
Painted with logwood, madder and cochineal. #handpaintedsilk #naturaldyes #slowfashion #mothersday
This is my desk. I agreed to play with a quartet tomorrow after the market. Was I insane? I don't like Mozart! (I need all the beverages.)