Isabella is the great granddaughter of early Wyoming pioneers. As a young girl, she lived in Iowa for eight years, savoring the textures of rolling farm lands and Mississippi River bluffs. Midwestern seasonal changes and river currents continue to influence Isabella’s dreams, perceptions, and artwork.
Her education includes a B.A. in English and Literature, M.A. in Art, Education and Women Studies, and Doctorate in Education. After many years as an active arts educator and part-time artist, Isabella is now enjoying being a full-time artist and gardener.
Living and creating in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California, Isabella is surrounded by the multi-sensory beauty of nature found in the forest she calls home and the lakes, rivers, and vistas nearby.
Isabella thrives on experimenting with mixed media, weaving together the art elements found in nature. She utilizes woven and nonwoven canvas, repurposed and recycled fiber and coiled basketry to express her unique perspective of contemporary life. A solitary spirit at heart, Isabella also enjoys being an active member of the Gold Country Artists Gallery in Placerville, California.