I am a Textile Artist , exhibiting in both in this country and abroad.
My work is contemporary and individual - each piece being a ‘one-off’. Medium to large in size, I take commissions as well as having a body of work for sale.
On a visit to York Cathedral some years ago, the excavations exposing all the layers of which that great city is built fascinated me. When looked at closely, everything would appear to be constructed in layers; trees, clouds, plants etc. I like to respond to this, when creating each new piece.
For me, each piece of work I produce should have an element of experimentation, allowing it to develop and surprise.
I start by ‘snow-dyeing’ my background fabric as this creates exciting and unexpected results, adding a mix of block and screen- printing. To this are added layers of dyed and printed fabrics (mostly re–cycled) and free-machine stitch.
Having been lucky enough to live in Suffolk and Devon, two very beautiful areas of the country, I base most of my pieces on the natural world.