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.
Currently I am focusing on pictures. The images are 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. I am working on new images of Cambridge and Lichfield. I have completed picture commissions depicting Bristol, Amboise and a village in Spain amongst other locations.I have 2 images of my work in
The Cambridge Art Book published in 2017
Image left : Images of Cambridge, Town & Gown III
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