The process of being creative & the appreciation of creativity in others is, in my opinion, one of life’s great joys. I have been interested in Art of various types for as long as I can remember, and have inherited a passion for making things. My work is mainly in textiles & mixed media, focusing on line & texture.
I am a member of Newcastle Embroiderers Guild & Fusion Textile Group, which has given me exposure to new techniques & some fantastic talent. I use stitch & embellishment to make marks & create interesting surfaces. Fabric, paper, fibres, drawing, painting & stitch all play a part. Sketch books & sample pieces help me to continue to explore techniques & discover pleasing images; this is a process I enjoy.
I am drawn to natural forms, flowers, plant materials & also the beautiful way nature ages things. Portraits also play a part; I think this is because they appear so much in the art I love. However, line, flow & texture, always return as the main theme within my work.