My work uses a range of mixed media techniques, combining textiles (found fabrics, 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, history and folklore – a world seen from the perspective of below, of the tiny and transient, the easily-overlooked. Old books, used 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. My employment background focussed on understanding, teasing out and reconciling multiple conflicting perspectives; that sense of tension, inherent difference, boundaries and the potential for harmony remain relevant and engaging interests in my work. I enjoy colour and playing with thread, line and blocks of contrasting hues and shades.
Although at an early point in my artist’s career 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.