Portfolio

All my projects, both in the studio and the garden, start with a brand-new sketchbook.

Mindmaps help me to expand my thoughts and to unravel some of the string around the question “What is my idea?”. The white pages are splashed with vibrant background colours as I plant seeds in the form of notes, poems, drawings, and cuttings from garden magazines.  Gradually, tiny ideas grow and I move from page to fabric, painting, printing, sketching and stitching lines of flowers, seedheads, and foliage onto vast quantities of dyed Lutradur.

Every piece of work is unique, original and takes hours, days and sometimes weeks to be ready to harvest.  In this Portfolio you can see some of the fruits of my garden.

  • Birmingham Market
Where Flowers Bloom

\"Where flowers bloom, so does hope\" is a series of mixed media textiles Major Wall-hanging mixed media fabrics, paper and stitch Size 122cmH x 183cmW

The Weaver

The Weaver Wall-hanging 2.5cmH x 50cmL Exhibited during Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival at the Civic Hall and sold to a private collector.

Gold, Threads and Fire

A collection of framed pictures, lamps and sketchbooks based on Warwick Museum\'s archives.

Birmingham Market

A study of Birmingham market produced as a double-sided wall-hanging using photo and transfer dyes in a block and collage patchwork - size 18 x 52\"

Lamps

3-Dimensional mixed media textiles created with non-woven, semi-transparent fabric printed, dyed, painted and stitched then either melted or burned out to show warm light behind.