Phyllis is a working artist residing in Vermillion. She has been a long-time small business owner, director of the Solid Waste Department for the City of Vermillion, and currently serves on the Clay County Commission. She uses the ancient tools, a multi-harness loom and shuttles to combine warp and weft in a mix of tapestry, pattern, and plain weave.
Her artistic imagery is primarily landscape interjected with seascape and mindscape. Recently she has been fascinated by the feel, structure and color of weaving and creating shawls and scarves that are highly utilitarian.