I am a mixed media artist and teacher working in Newbury, West Berkshire. Although I spent most of my working life in retail buying, I have been involved in art and textiles from childhood and over the last few years this has become an all-absorbing obsession.
I use a wide range of mixed media and textile techniques including print, collage, painting, stitch, distressing and feltmaking. My work is inspired by the landscapes of the Middle East, West Berkshire where I live and the Lake District where I was born. Recent work has focused on sources as various as trees, life drawings of hands and abstracted views from above including water, earth from space and pavements.
I exhibited for the first time with West Berkshire Open Studios in 2012 and also exhibit with TextileArt07, the Rabley Printmakers and Newbury Printmakers.
As a result of my exhibitions, I have been asked to teach a number of workshops covering some of the techniques in my work. I have developed several full day programs and shorter classes and plan to add more over the coming months. You can find details of these on my Workshops and Calendar pages.