Dyes with their immediate response on silk have allowed me as an artist to explore both bright and subtle colors, and their impact as the color is worn on mood and perception. I treat the silk as a canvas first, using a brush and resist, and then as form, as I develop the garments. My original patterns reflect the influence of both oriental motifs, and nature that surrounds me in the Pacific Northwest region. I like the intrigue of hidden depths in my garments by making them reversible or with layers of transparent silk. Each piece is an original painting for the owner to wear and bring art into their daily world.