My work uses a range of mixed media techniques, combining textiles (vintage linen/velvet/cotton fabrics and/or handmade felt, traditional embroidery and contemporary textile techniques), printing, painting and the written word.
My pieces are often inspired by narratives relating to the inter-connectedness of nature/the natural world, place, history and folklore – I delight in a world seen from the perspective of below, the tiny and transient, the easily-overlooked. Old books, discovered fabrics and poetry provide a rich source of inspiration through their language, typeface, condition. The resulting art works are typically pieces capturing a thought, a mood, an event or a story. I enjoy colour and playing with threads, lines and blocks of contrasting hues and shades.
I have exhibited work with the Hertford Art Society, Courtyard Arts, International Feltmakers' Association, HVA Textile Group and the Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies Threads of Time I and II projects. I am a published poet having had a number of poems reproduced in national poetry journals and anthologies and a member of the Eastern Region Textiles Forum.