I paint an image on silk then accent the painting with silk embroidery over the image . I have been doing embroidery since I was 10 years old. I was taught by my mother and learned how to do very complicated stitches. I began to learn how to draw while I was doing embroidery. I attended the University of Art in China to learn textile design and later attended Kobe University in Japan to study Japanese Art and Kimono Embroidery. I received my Masters in Art from Kobe University. With the needle as my instrument I use the threads to stitch layers of color and shading to achieve intricate detail. My embroidery is typically dense and usually depicts people animals and village life.
Gold Coast Art Fair at Grant Park: 473
Port Clinton Art Festival: 80