I am particularly inspired by the natural world and the contrast between natural and manmade environments. I create unique, abstract paintings and textile art in response. My work records and expresses the seen and almost seen, the flicker and shift, the subtle rhythms of growth and decline at play all around us. I find myself drawn to both broad and more intimate themes and these connections are absorbed and woven together in what I create. Light, pattern, texture and intense colour are the primary features of my work and I love contrasts. I create complex, layered pieces which invite closer inspection. Backgrounds are established by either layering washes or thicker applications of paint or painted layers of sheer fabric such as silk organza and cotton organdie depending in which discipline I am working. I often incorporate gold and silver leaf. Marks are made by directional painted strokes or by stitch to create rhythm and movement.