I have always enjoyed painting and drawing and this led me to study for a B.Ed. in Art and Education at Goldsmith’s, specialising in silkscreen printing. Once working, lack of time and spare money to set up a print studio necessitated a change of direction and I became interested in textiles. Over a number of years I developed techniques and ideas through various classes and workshops, including studying for a level 2 City and Guilds certificate in Silk Painting.
In summer 2004 I stopped teaching and this gave me more time to experiment with using printing and painting techniques on silk to make wearable art in the form of scarves. I also explored various stitch techniques to create a range of textile bowls, pictures and cards.
Today the main focus of my work is pictures made using small squares of fabric, usually silk, which are then drawn on and stitched. The aim is to capture the atmosphere, colours and architecture of the places depicted. The focus of my current work is Cambridge, Ely and the towns of Suffolk and Norfolk. I have also completed picture commissions depicting Bristol, Greenwich and a village in Spain amongst other locations.
Throughout my career I have sold my work through various galleries and at craft markets. To find out more about my current stockist or to commission a piece of work from me, see the ‘buy my work’ page.
I will have 2 images of my work in a book on Cambridge to be launched at Heffers on 18th July 2017.