Textiles and texture have been an enduring passion of mine for 40 years or more. I find both the natural and man-made environment inspirational.
I enjoy building up textures using fabric, fleece, thread and beads. My work has many representative references as I try to capture the essence of an image. Colour, line and form interest me; particularly bright clear hues.
Many years ago I gained City and Guilds Embroidery and machine embroidery qualifications and have undertaken several textile course over the years.
Recently, I have enjoyed making felt and exploring the possibilities using a technique known as `nuno’, where the fleece adheres to fabric during the felting process creating a crinkled effect.
I am also interested in glass fusing. I love the clarity of coloured glass and the endless designs that can be created using shape, line and colour.
I also enjoy using watercolour and other media to create paintings.