A Little About Me


Wired to create, I have made my own clothing, jewelry and home accessories using a variety of methods and materials for over 40 years.  A few years back, I started painting yoga pants and my love for fabric painting was born.

In the process of painting the habotai silks that have most recently become a staple in my wardrobe, I use white fabric (onesies, wash cloths, tee shirts, masks, you name it) as drop cloths and rags to keep paint brushes clean and create multiple garments and once.  With virtually no paint wasted, this has been a very rewarding creative practice! 

Though I create my own pieces every chance I get, my main passion and full focus is twofold: Teaching process art at May River Montessori in Bluffton, SC, and running creative retreats out Dogwood Studios, my home on the Okatie River.

I have been working with children and adults in educational, creative and therapeutic fields for over 35 years.  Through empathy, differentiation, and conversation, I work to keep artists feeling connected to their creative process and safe to explore new frontiers with confidence.  I absolutely love what I do and am delighted every day by how much children delight in expressing themselves through art!

I am a founding member of the National Association of Women Artists, SC chapter and show a small collection of jewels at Maye River Gallery in Bluffton, SC.  Hand-painted fiberwear is available at Dogwood Studios.  I create for causes, am an active member of the Fiber Artists of Beaufort and fill custom orders as time permits. 


Feel free to connect with me if you are interested in creative retreats at Dogwood Studios.  I'm booking now for weekends and summer 2021! 

Connect with me on Instagram @dogwoodstudiosoldfield


"When you do things from your soul, you feel a river of joy within you"

- Rumi

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