My work is informed by the world around me and events taking place near and far. I am interested in exploring the tensions and conflicts that occur in many situations and finding my own way to respond to them. The differing aspects of the sea and landscape are also an abiding source of inspiration. I enjoy developing a variety of surface treatments to interpret my ideas
My early training as a dressmaker and subsequent interest in patchwork and quilting has led to my work in stitched textiles.
My degree in Visual Studies from Norwich University College of the Arts has expanded my approach to my art and given me the skills to seek a variety of interpretations of my ideas. I use both hand and machine techniques to create work that reflects my interest in texture and movement. I work mostly in silks and cottons and often dye and overdye my own fabrics to create the exact colours and effects that I require.