Once upon a time a young girl studied drawing and painting at the Art Students League in New York City. Now her work hangs in public spaces and galleries across the country. She paints in her studio in upstate New York every day, but sometimes she travels to Scotland where she dances among the rowan trees with their scarlet berries on the Isle of Mull. She finds salamanders and birds, sheep and pigs, and then imagines mythological spirits like a beautiful maiden inhabiting the rivers and woods. She travels on to places like New Mexico, Kenya, Turkey and Australia, and then carries these enchanting images home where she continues to paint big and beautiful canvases. One day she imagines her friends wrapped in her art, and visualizes her paintings translated into soft beautiful blankets. In her mind’s eye she sees these handsome blankets made from cotton and machine washable. So she finds a family-owned business—exceptional craftsmen—in the foothills of North Carolina to weave these for her.