Rebirth of the Forest
 Rebirth of the Forest
Ride Like the Wind
Ride Like the Wind
Underwater Illusion 1
Underwater Illusion 1
The Call for Redemption
The Call for Redemption
Sitz Platz (Sitting Place)
Sitz Platz (Sitting Place)
Mountain Blaze – Playing with Fire
Mountain Blaze – Playing with Fire
Green Piece
Green Piece
Aussie
Aussie
Harbinger of Spring 1
Harbinger of Spring 1
Harbinger of Spring 2
Harbinger of Spring 2
ADCowitz, It's lightly Snowing 2014.jpg
Sky Pilot
Sky Pilot
Chair project 1
Chair project 1
Mug Rug Challenge
Mug Rug Challenge
Alison - Kangaroo
Alison - Kangaroo
Space View 1, 2 & 3
Space View 1, 2 & 3
Star Struck
Star Struck
Water
Water
Within and Without
Within and Without
 Rebirth of the Forest
 Rebirth of the Forest25” x 26” - June 2016 2nd place 2016 - Calgary Stampede Arts and Crafts Showcase
Ride Like the Wind
Ride Like the Wind30 x 30 - 2016I draw my inspiration from many memorable hours spent riding beautiful roads and trails on my mountain bike. I can vividly recall the pure thrill of adventure - from climbing treacherous, rocky stump-strewn trails to being rewarded with gorgeous panoramic views from mountain tops. I try to live my life with the road trip metaphor - always plan something that keeps you looking ahead and anxious to see what’s just over the next rise, and ride like the wind!photo inspiration with permission by Jim Arndt
Underwater Illusion 1
Underwater Illusion 124” x 36” - January 2017Inspired by a recent scuba diving trip to Indonesia and a gift to special friends.  
The Call for Redemption
The Call for Redemption18” x 56” - March 2016 The inspiration for this piece comes from the poem called “raven”,by Katherina Vermette. I interpreted the girl in the poem as being on the street and at her most vulnerable. This piece is meant to be a hopeful message to this girl that she is not alone – the raven is part of her. In this moment the raven is calling for her to release herself from this state of being. It is shouting to live and offers hope for strength, spiritual awareness and creativity. 
Sitz Platz (Sitting Place)
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Mountain Blaze – Playing with Fire
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Green Piece
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Aussie
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Harbinger of Spring 1
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Harbinger of Spring 2
Harbinger of Spring 224” x 12” - November 2016The Prairie Crocus is the first plant to bloom in spring. Its light and delicate dispostition is a striking contrast to the rugged and harsh conditions in which they exist.I think of Prairie Crocus as the ‘ears of the earth’ - at first thaw and with hearty determination they break free from winter’s grasp. They turn in the warm westerly winds and listen for summer’s return.photo inspiration with permission by Neil Zeller
ADCowitz, It's lightly Snowing 2014.jpg
Sky Pilot
Sky Pilot 0 0 1 66 378 Over the Moon Graphic Design 3 1 443 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-CA JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; border:none;} 24 x 24 - 2015This design was developed as a result of my exploration of tessellations. In this art piece I challenged myself to communicate organic forms in a graphic way, incorporating cotton fabrics and a non-traditional polyester fabric. I wanted to draw in the viewer and communicate a grand sense of perspective by emphasizing value and color in the design. I enjoyed using WonderFil’s Sizzle metallic thread to simulate glints of light. 
Chair project 1
Chair project 12013Re-upholstered chair with a One-block-Wonder pattern. 
Mug Rug Challenge
Mug Rug Challenge 2014I was a member of the Quilted Mouse Guild for 1 year in 2013. This piece was created to reflect a mug that members exchanged. The mug I received was covered in little illustrations of Mozart's Magic Flute characters. I used a traditional pattern for the mat and layered fabric motifs on top along with fabrics I painted. I hated to give it away, but it was SO fun to make. 
Alison - Kangaroo
Alison - Kangaroo2011One of my very first art quilts. I started this art piece in a class with Ruth McDowell, a quilt artist whose style and work I still very much admire. I learnt a lot about making art that you're connected to. Then the light went ON with my experience in graphic design. It was from here on that I made the leap to art quilter from traditional quilter. 
Space View 1, 2 & 3
Space View 1, 2 & 310 x 24 - 2012Inspired by an image that Chris Hatfield took from space. I am a BIG fan of Chris Hatfield and had a chance to meet him at Beakerhead 2012. I showed him my work in progress on my cell phone. He said, "Cool!" -  a picture was taken and I couldn't wipe that stupid grin off my face... haha!
Star Struck
Star Struck
Water
Water12 x 12 - 2017Silently… singularly… I fly over lush underwater gardens, weightlessly, exploring, scouring and searching for hidden life that does not want to be discovered. I am a true explorer on every dive, witnessing a small section of the worlds oceans. It is endless but fragile in its balance. All life fighting against man’s impact and disruption. We must be so quiet and respectful of this place. It is a delicate balance.99 dives and close to a hundred hours spent underwater, I am continuously inspired by my experiences and the diversity of the life in the ocean. My latest artistic inspiration has been from a recent diving trip to Indonesia and Hawaii, where my husband and I saw some of the rarest sea life in the world. Like a botanical garden scape of life so rich and colourful, it is an environment that is virtually undiscovered every time. 
Within and Without
Within and Without12 x 12 - 2016A chair, a bucket and an ashtray share space within a box. Without explanation.My inspiration for this theme comes from a photograph that I took while exploring the Ogden train yards. I liked the peculiar arrangement and the strong graphic shapes that the shadows created.
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