I have a backround in fine art and textile design. I like to apply the fundamental elements of design to the three dimensional landscape, thinking of projects as a walk-through interactive sculpture. Gardens are like performance art, continually changing. To pre-orchestrate is the key. I like using the creative as well as scientific process in this endeavor because they are so similar.
Living in Seattle has spurred me to focus on color and textural contrast as an antidote to our gray weather. I see plants as small art objects perfectly suited to their environment.
My goal is to draw clients into their gardens through education, the sheer beauty of plants and the wildlife that resides therein. This is what keeps me engaged and driven.