Nature, colour, texture, light and story-telling all lend themselves as themes for my photography and woven tapestries; imagery to draw the viewer in.
I am a textile artist specializing in woven tapestry. I trained at Central St Martins in London and initially worked in Theatre Design and costume, but for the last thirty years I've been weaving and spinning, and occasional yarn dyeing. My focus for the last twenty years has been on Tapestry as I found it to be such as expressive medium.
I also use a lot of photography to help form my ideas for weaving including macro images that help to suggest textures and abstracts that lend themselves to symbolism. From there I will often do further sketching and painting, or manipulation of the imagery in Photoshop.
Recently I have also found myself weaving imagery relating to social or environmental concerns as I also see tapestry as a means of story-telling and communication.
I am currently a member of the British Tapestry Association, including being on their committee. I am also a member of the Herts Textile Arts group and the National Association of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.
I give talks and demonstrations to various groups and schools. If you are interesting in a site-specific commission please contact me for further details.