The Idea We all have memories of trips to the seaside both as children and as adults, often with our own children. Memories can be vague images, perhaps only recaptured briefly when our minds are jogged by something later: maybe by a similar place or by something much more transient like the quality of the […]
My Gallery contains a range of original pieces that I have developed from an initial idea through to completion. Some have been made to meet a specific theme for an exhibition and others have just sprung from my ideas. What links them is my love of using mixed media combined with my hankering to experiment and to use recycled and natural materials wherever possible. I am to make beautiful things with a low carbon footprint!
The Idea Some years ago, when our first grandchild was born, I wanted to make him something special. I decided to design and make him a patchwork play quilt as something that he could use straight away. I hoped it could be shared and used by other grandchildren. And maybe even last into future generations!
I made this mixed media piece for an exhibition by the Meniscus Textile Artists, entitled “Poetic Licence”. Each member of the group based their creative work on a piece of poetry or prose that was important to them. I chose a song by David Bowie called “Five Years”. Released in 1972 on the album “The
Where Art Meets Science I made this piece for the City & Guilds Diploma in Creative Techniques and as part of an exhibition with fellow students for the Sewing for Pleasure show at the NEC in March 2012. I was subsequently asked to contribute an article for “Workbox” magazine which was published in July 2012
This collection harks back to my student days when I spent a lot of time studying cells under a microscope and being dazzled by their beauty, especially when they are artificially stained so that the component parts are not only visible but are in stunning bright colours. There are 10 pieces in the collection, each about
I created this woodland collection based on my love of the colours and textures of nature. The collection comprises a series of hand embroidered panels, each measuring 300mm x 230mmm. The background fabric has been oven-dyed with coffee and stretched over canvas blocks
The Idea For this mixed media project I took a discarded Victorian Anthology which is a beautiful book full of pieces of poetry and prose alongside lovely images from the Victorian era. But it’s a view of Victorian Britain that could only be enjoyed by the privileged. Browsing in this book made me think about what life