Anne was introduced to knitting, embroidery and sewing by her mother and grandmother. Her grandmother was a weaver in her spare time and was known for using colors in an unusual combinations. Anne continues to do the same in her work today.
Anne first discovered patchwork when she moved from Denmark to the US in 1989. She was fascinated by the tradition and by the vast amount of patterns for traditional quilts.
After years of pursuing traditional quilting, Anne discovered contemporary quilting and felt liberated putting the ruler away and free cutting fabrics.
Anne has studied with many artists, including Nancy Crow, Lisa Call and David Hornung. Anne enjoys the unlimited possibilities of creating art with fabrics and continue finding new ways to express herself through the medium.
Anne worked as a nurse for 25 years, but now works full time on her art. Anne is married and has 3 adult sons. She currently spends her time between Silver Spring, MD and Wrightsville Beach, NC
I grew up in Denmark on a farm in the countryside. The lines and shapes in my work come from the plow lines in the earth and the occasional Viking dolmens scattered in the landscape. For many months of the year in Denmark, daylight is very limited, so brightness and colors are rejuvenating and inspiring. The colors I use in my work, are often bold and bright and I enjoy putting colors together in unusual combinations.
My works are compositions of shape, line and color. My pieces are machine pieced and I enjoy sewing complicated work together. Most of my fabrics are hand dyed and I quilt my works on my long arm machine.
The beauty of the colors of the fabric inspires me and constructing the composition, challenges me to explore the limitless combinations of line, shape and color.