Hello, thank you for visiting my new web site. Welcome!
My aim with this site is 4 fold
First, as time progresses, to bring you news of events and activities relaying to my textile art and work
Second, to bring you images of new work, both as it progresses and complete
Third, to provide a historical perspective of some, but by no means all, of work that I have produced in the past
And finally, to open a channel of communication between, us if you want to. I would really value comments you may have, whether these are about individual pieces of work or the web site itself or anything else. I look forward to hearing from you
Textile art is my chosen medium, so I work primarily in both fabric and threads, creating woven tapestry and fabric collages (pieced, applique and quilting). From time to time I also combine the interest in textiles with others in bookbinding and metal.
I enjoy experimenting with colour and texture, and textiles are an ideal medium for this. I find real opportunities in combining different media, such as the contrast of hard cold metal with soft threads and fabric or incorporating found objects (from skips, beaches, walking etc). There are special challenges in combining different disciplines which provide great satisfaction when they work…….
I take inspiration from both geometric forms with their inherent symmetry, and also from the more irregular shapes, textures and colours of the environment around us.
My work with textiles and threads is a million miles (or stitches and wefts) from my previous work in industry and as an accountant. It has opened my eyes and mind to the world around us, and I am now aware of, and see, both details and bigger pictures.