Working mostly from her own photographs, combining her love for color and fabric, Phyllis finds silk painting addictive and exciting. The lustrous silk brings an added dimension that goes beyond paper or canvas.
Phyllis studied drawing, oil painting and watercolor for many years before turning her focus in 1996 to painting on silk – a most unpredictable canvas.
She has studied with nationally respected silk artists Susan Louise Moyer, Karen Sistek, Natasha Foucault, Suzanne Punch and others at numerous conferences and workshops and has exhibited in juried venues and galleries in the North East and Mid-Atlantic. Phyllis was juried into the Silk Painters International exhibit, “Asian Art, Botanicals on Silk” at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, DC.
After many years in Massachusetts, Phyllis and her husband retired to Maryland in 2011, where she continues to explore her art while enjoying time with her family and grandchildren.