South West HVA Group exhibition - 13th May - 1st June 2019
Henderson Hub, High street, Abbots Langley WD5 0AR
Art in the Nave 14th - 16th June 2019 St Mary’s Church, High Street, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3AE
HVA Big Art Show 13th & 14th July 2019 Hitchin Town Hall, Brand Street, Hitchin SG5 1JE
HVA Open Studios 14th, 21st & 28th September 2019 St James Road Baptist Church Hall, St James Road Watford WD18 0DZ
I produce vibrant and diverse contemporary mixed media, painted textiles and textile art, full of colour and often containing a hint of fantasy.
I trained in City & Guilds Creative Embroidery, covering an extensive range of skills, including hand and machine embroidery, needle felting, batik and beading.
I enjoy experimenting in my studio in Watford and combining textiles with many different mixed media techniques. I also make books using both textiles and paper.
I am as comfortable using my Soldering iron and heat gun as I am using my sewing and embelisher machines.
My inspiration comes from everything around me but I have a particular love of fantasy - ranging from old fairy tales, dragons, castles and other magical realms, to science fiction influences and alien worlds - and I try to incorporate an element of this in my pieces.
There is often a story in my head relating to the pieces I make and I hope to convey this in the look and the atmosphere of the work by using colour and the textures of different media.