Thursday 8th July: Pop-up Exhibition at Reveley Lodge, (Billiard Room) 88 Elstree Road, Bushey WD23 4GL. 10am - 4pm.
Sunday 11th August: D.I.Y. Jitterbugs for families. Headstone Manor & Museum. Pinner View. Harrow. HA2 6PX. 11 am - 3pm. Booking via Headstone Manor.
Sunday 12th September: Heritage Open Day. Headstone Manor Museum. Pinner View. Harrow. HA2 6PX. 11 am - 3pm. Booking via Headstone Manor.
Wednesday 15th September: Introduction to Weaving Workshop for adults. Reveley Lodge (Billiard Room) 88 Elstree Road, Bushey WD23 4GL. 10am - 1pm. Booking through Reveley Lodge.
I knew I wanted to be an artist ever since I could hold a pencil. I'd spend ages observing the world around me and trying to capture and process what I'd seen. At 7 my mother took me to her homeland, Uruguay, for the first time and my senses were enlivened by the rich farming heritage and vibrant culture there. It seemed like I was related to everyone, and they were all artisans, like me. Everything that was farmed was used and nothing was wasted. It felt honest. Simplistic. Harmonious. And the colours of carnival seeped into rich tapestries hanging over the mantlepieces of family homes. The scents of fresh leather, wool, wood and sea water filled my nostrils, and awakened my soul. Peach stones were polished into necklace beads. Seedpods charms for earrings. And the raw ingenuity stayed with me.
As I made my way through contemporary fine art with a degree in my twenties, worked the carnival scene and later studied for an MA in art therapy I realised that my first love, was the only one that mattered. I almost went full circle. Back to the simple responses of a child in their environment. Registering tacit delight by sculpting and weaving in a technological world of increasing sensory deprivation.
I currently live in Watford with my husband and 2 small children. My studio is in Northwood Hills where I reflect, run classes and events.
I produce bespoke, woven sculpture using a variety of traditional textile crafts that I hope display my honest desire to connect with earthen and oceanic landscapes (creation) and find my place within it. I have a deep sense of reverie for the natural environment and hope that the materials and subject matter I choose convey a longing for the restoration of this which I promote in my schools and community learning work with WRAP and Headstone Manor Museum.
If you would like to collaborate, commission me or find out more about my practice and upcoming projects you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org on Facebook or call me on 07540 959934. (If I don't answer immediately I may be musing, with my kids or on a site specific job. I'll get back to you as soon as I can).
Studio visits by appointment only.