Artist Statement

A childhood interest in textiles culminated in a buying career with a departmental store group where I worked with a variety of producers and crafts people around the world.

My additional interests in geology, cartography and nature study now provide the backdrop to my work. Producing a series of images related to key themes I often revisit a theme and work in a different medium. 3D and pictorial images are made using hand and free machine embroidery often combined with mixed media and tapestry weaving.

The decisions made as the work progresses aim to find a simplicity that reveals the nature of the subject and my feelings of attachment to it.